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Bennion Center Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
Lowell Bennion Community Service Learning Center
The Bennion Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with the greater community in action, change, and learning. As part of that mission statement we recognize that all of us are connected to Earth communities and are all affected by our actions to our environment. One of five issue areas is Environmental Stewardship (others Social Justice, Health and Ability, Education and Advocacy, and International). The programs which fall under the Environmental Stewardship Banner are dedicated to a harmony with the planets and wise choices which will sustain all life on this planet.
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Our Ongoing, Student Led, Volunteer Programs:

  • The Bend-in-the-River

The Bend-in-the-River is a dynamic community of partners caring for and utilizing a natural learning environment in an urban setting. BITR Home Page

Bennion Center's Bend-in-the-River Service Learning Project 2012

Every year we have an Earth Day event where we take care of our local green space the Bend-in-the-River. Check out the 2012 Video.

  • The Social Justice Gardens

The Social Justice Gardens (SJG) is a Lowell Bennion Center student directed program focused on environmental justice and education. SJG operates as a volunteer organization for University of Utah students tobecome more aware of environmental and social injustice within Salt Lake City. SJG operates a community-classroom garden at Mountain View and Jackson Elementary Schools.

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Garden at Mountain View

  • The Environmental Action Team (EAT)

EAT volunteers help improve the quality of our environment and learn new skills by participating in conservation and sustainability projects in Utah. By working with many organizational partners to reconnect and respect our planet we strengthen the community which holds us together.

  • The Bennion Center Campus Recycling

Volunteers boost recycling on campus by educating University students, staff, faculty and administrators. Opportunities to volunteer range from improving the current usage by composting with campus gardens to recycling in Olpin Union. Campus Recycling is open to all volunteer ideas in support of recycling, reusing, and reducing campus waste.

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At 9:38am on February 21, 2012, Suz Lipman said…

Hello! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. I'm glad you found us and have let us know about your events and activities. They sound terrific! In addition, our Natural Teachers Network will probably interest you, for discussion. I hope you'll continue to share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.


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