Office of Sustainability News & Events

UAA Donates Plastic for "Plastic Fantastic" Event!

Mark your calendars for the Plastic Fantastic event at the Anchorage Museum August 1st through 3rd.  The Office of Sustainability at UAA has donated the plastic for this great event, which displays a giant dome made from more than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles.  This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean." 

There are several events to attend during Plastic Fantastic.  They will take place outside, rain or shine.  For more information about the events, check out  Plastic Fantastic

Phone Book Recycling Bin Placed at UAA!

Think Yellow Go Green Flyer

The sixth-annual Think Yellow, Go Green program is underway!  The program encourages the Anchorage community to recycle their outdated telephone directories.  Collection bins have been placed around town, including the parking lot of the UAA Arts Building.  For more information, visit  The program runs through the end of July.

As always, if you no longer wish to receive a phone book, visit


Taking on Tricycles

University Housing has brought out the bikes to do their summer work.  Check out some pics we snagged of them during their daily routine!     

UAA Housing TricycleHousing Tricycle

Bike to Work Day BBQ! Free Food for Participants!!

Bike to Work Day BBQ Poster

Free BBQ for Biking! You'll be burning a bunch of calories riding that bike to work on June 4th, so let Student Activities and the Office of Sustainability help you out by offering FREE FOOD at the Student Union.

The BBQ starts at 11:45 AM.  Show your helmet or ride your bike there and your meal is free.  For those of you coming from UC, there is a shuttle that leaves at 11:30 AM, so hop on board and join us!

If you haven't signed up yet to be a part of the Cycling Seawolves team, you still can - email to register.  The sign up is open until Wednesday, June 4th.

Bike-Share Program Up and Running!

The wait is over! You can now check out a cruiser with your Wolfcard from the UAA/APU Consortium Library circulation desk.

With a swipe of a UAA ID card, students, staff and faculty will be able to borrow a bike just like they borrow a book. They can use the bike for an hour, a day or up to a month, for free.  The bikes come with fenders, lights, a back rack and a front basket.

Users will sign a one-page contract agreeing to wear a helmet while they ride and accepting responsibility for damaged or stolen bikes.  Only with a helmet in hand can they retrieve a key to their locked bike and locate it in the storage area.  Bikes are recalled once a month for a safety check.

Bike Share Program