Past Events from the ASUM Sustainability Center

Waste Audit - October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26th the ASUM Sustainability Center and UM Sustainability Office partnered to host a waste audit on the Oval. With the help of over 20 students, close to 500 pounds of waste from Jesse Hall was sorted. Of the items that had been disposed of in the trash, nearly a quarter was recyclable material, and close to 40% was potentially compostable. The audit was done on waste from Jesse Hall in order to understand how the waste behaviors of students may have changed now that each room within the residence halls has individual recycling bins. While additional analysis of results will be done to compare this data to waste audits from prior years, it is clear that there is room to improve recycling education and awareness in our residence halls. As both UM and the City of Missoula move toward their goals of carbon neutrality, and the city's complementary goal of zero waste, this waste audit delivers important information that will be used to guide future waste and recycling education campaigns and policies.

Week of Climate Action - October 19th-October 23rd, 2010

What does the number 350 stand for? Visit to find out.

October 24th, 2009 is Global Climate Action Day and millions of people are taking action by forming the number 350 all over the world and hosting events. Join UM Climate Action Now!, ASUM Sustainability Center, and the Climate Change Studies Minor in UM's Climate Action Week 

Students form the number 350 in Griz Stadium 

Students 350 Picture

Day of Climate Action  

Climate Action Day 1

Students organizers pose with Monte and a Polar Bear, as they work to raise awarness on Day of Climate Action.

Climate Action Day 2

Organizers from 350Missoula provide students with information on climate change.

Step It Up: November 4, 2007. UM Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators joined at a Griz football game for a "local" tailgate.

Step It Up Local Tailgate

Focus the Nation

Focus the Nation

Governor Schweitzer participated in UM's Focus the Nation event.

Focus the Nation 2

Phil Condon, Assistant Professor of EVST and member of UM’s Sustainable Campus Committee, spoke as a panelist at UM’s Focus the Nation event.