NOTE: This Center has recently been approved and currently in development.
Thank you for your understanding.
Resources, Information, and Action coming soon!!
Resilience is a coping strategy, not a virtue.
Celebrating resilience without interrogating the challenges,
problems, and structural issues folks are routinely forced to confront
runs the risk of idealizing the capacity to suffer.”
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stell,
Wayne State University
About the Resource
We aim to be a central resource for Climate Resilience and Sustainability in Southern Utah.
The Climate Resilience and Sustainability resource network is critically necessary to bring people together to create solutions and support in the most significant challenge that we face. Solutions depend on opportunities for the community to connect, but there is no centralized resource that addresses climate change specific to our region.
With Utah Tech’s mission as a polytechnic university and a community partner, and aligned with the Human<->Tech interface, this center will engage the scientific, sociological, and economic areas to help understand the regional impacts of climate change while implementing more significant actions.
Sustainability is a Campus initiative.
The Climate Resilience and Sustainability network on campus is critically necessary to bring people together to create solutions and support in the most significant challenge that we face.
The region surrounding Utah Tech and southern Utah is at the heart of the climate change impact zone. This region is experiencing some of the greatest increase in temperatures and decrease in precipitation. In much of our region, average temperatures have already increased by 2° Celsius (4° Fahrenheit) over the last century, which is double the average rate of global temperature rise.
Regional and Community Partners
Sustainability and addressing Climate Change is a community initiative and a regional need.
To amplify the consequences of inaction, our region is also among the most vulnerable demographically and economically, including limited opportunities to diversify local economies that depend on highly climate-vulnerable industries (tourism, ranching/farming, and growth). Our region is not prepared to handle the severe outcome of prolonged heatwaves and a lack of resilience to the impacts.
Interested in Partnering?
Our Center is excited to partner with community organizations, individuals, UT campus faculty and staff, and students!
If you are interested in research, outreach, education, or events related to addressing climate change and adopting sustainable practices,
please contact us at
LINKS AND RESOURCES COMING SOON!!
Peer-reviewed online journal: Curiosity
Meet the Team
Rico Del Sesto, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: SET 426
Vince Brown, JD
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Erin O'Brien, PhD
Professor, Biological Sciences
Intern, Climate Center
Intern, Citizens Climate Lobby
Climate Support and SustainabilityEmail: email@example.com
Office: SET 403
Rico Del Sesto
Office: SET Building