A public media campaign to engage public and raise awareness about water issues, challenges and scarcity in Arizona. This project is using social media and documentary to be developed and distributed on a public broadcasting system.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement, Water

An education project demonstration, built by UA students. Fifth graders and older will engineer a water harvesting system.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement, Water

The Visitor Center is now powered by the sun, thanks to a collaborative effort of the student organization ECOalition, Facilities Management and UA Administration. Students helped draw up plans for photovoltaic panels that were donated by Tucson Electric Power and installed by Technicians for Sustainability, making the building a model of sustainability.

Research Theme:
Energy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing

The Cat Tran is a free shuttle transportation to reach all corners of campus. This service offers five fixed transit routes that service the UA campus. Shuttles go on and off campus to over 45 designated stops. Three routes also service six off-campus "Park and Ride Lots". Shuttles operate Monday through Friday.

Research Theme:
Energy, Urban Environment

Two theme communities dedicated to not only living more sustainably, but also expanding knowledge to be even more successful at doing so.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement

Touch screen kiosk in the Villa del Puente lobby that allows users to track the output from the cogeneration system on the roof.

Research Theme:
Energy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Science Engagement

The overall purpose of the Externship Program is to create opportunities for University students to bring their experience, skills and enthusiasm to their communities through innovative sustainability projects. Building on the success of the pilot program in 2011, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Signature Program Team requested funding to support ten students in eight projects in six different counties. Projects in 2012 included local food supply systems, community/school gardens, rainwater harvesting demonstrations, integrated pest management, teacher training, and farmers’ markets start up and management. 

Research Theme:
Food Systems and Security, Science Engagement, Water

Even if it's not your favorite color, Facilities Management Motor Pool has a green vehicle for you. About one-third of university-owned vehicles run on E85 fuel (85% ethanol and 15% petroleum), which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent, reduces carbon monoxide emissions by 35 percent, and replaces exhaust emissions with less volatile organic compounds. As the fleet is replaced, additional flex fuel vehicles are added and are available for rent by UA departments.

Research Theme:
Energy, Urban Environment

Green custodial practices have earned the University of Arizona's Facilities Management Custodial Services team the Green Guard Certification, a recognition earned by only a handful of campuses nationwide.

Research Theme:
Public Health, Urban Environment

A computerized heating and cooling system allows students and staff to stay comfortable while reducing energy consumption. Historically, systems would run day and night in campus buildings. Today, this smart system knows when to keep things cool and when to heat up, based on occupancy schedule. If the building is empty, no need to run the AC.

Research Theme:
Business and Economics, Energy

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