The USU Extension Sustainability initiative offers programs for educators, youth, producers, and the general public in various areas of sustainability. Interested in professional development? Sustainable You! camps for your kids? Tools and techniques to save money and improve your lifestyle? Find them in our program series. Also, for a 2-page summary PDF of our major programs, click here.

National Sustainability-Focused Extension Programs

Screen_shot_2013-08-08_at_11.05.53_AMExplore USA Extension programs with a sustainability focus on this page. Each program offers sustainability information, workshops, and/or events. Environmental sustainability serves as the foundation as without healthy land, water, air, food, and forms of energy, economic and social sustainability are not possible. Discover programs available in your community, state, and/or across the United States. These programs are helping to improve our environmental, social, and economic conditions. Click here to view our national directory or to submit your program.

Sustainable You! Camps

USU Extension Sustainability Summer Camps are designed to foster awareness and behavior change among youth through activities and reflection in the five major areas of environmental sustainability: LanStokesd, Air, Food, Water, and Energy. Objectives are to help youth 1) Discuss and reflect on key sustainability concepts; 2) Engage in daily activities that improve the natural environment; and 3) Learn daily actions extending beyond the camp that lessen their impact on our environment and conserve resources.

Interested in offering this camp in your area? Download the free curriculum here. You can also contact Roslynn Brain at for a train-the-trainer request.

Utah Farm-Chef-Fork

UTFCFUtah Farm-Chef-Fork is a USDA Specialty Crop funded program, that is a collaboration between the USDA, Utah State University Extension Sustainability, and Slow Food Utah. The goal is to enhance community vitality and reduce food miles by connecting Utah producers and restaurants.

Click here for more information.

USU Permaculture Initiative

USScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 7.41.32 PMU Extension Sustainability is helping create Utah’s first official campus permaculture gardens by planting all of USU Moab’s gardens in permaculture design, and implementing a permaculture garden on main campus in Logan.
Learn more about these initiatives here.


Moab Bee Inspired Gardens

66f1add4-2209-4692-81a8-b613944bbe35Bee Inspired Gardens is a collaborative community garden initiative in Moab, UT, establishing and sharing information about water-wise, ecological landscaping. The mission is “To inspire efforts toward pollinator health, water conservation, and food and forage systems using gardens, workshops and resources in a way that benefits our community and ecosystems.” Visit the website here.