• The Office of Sustainability and the USUAA Sustainability Committee hosted the first ever "Eco Chic" Fashion Shows, where participants created clothing from repurposed or recycled clothing and materials
  • The second annual ONEShirt National Collegiate Clothing Drive is held, bringing in 492.2 pounds of donated clothing
  • UAA is recognized as a "Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation for the third year in a row
  • Staff members from the Office of Sustainability reach out and educate several hundred incoming students at various events, such as Howl Days and Campus Kickoff
  • Students, staff, and faculty volunteers come together to plant approximately 250 trees at the UAF experimental farm in Palmer
  • Hosted an event in conjunction with America Recycles Day, reaching out to approximately 300 people


  • Purchased new plastic, can, and paper recycle bins
  • A base measurement was taken to determine the amount of plastic and can recyclables produced at UAA
  • First ever ONEShirt National Collegiate Clothing Drive, 870 pounds of used clothing donated- The carbon emission report entitled "Carbon Emissions Report 2010 University of Alaska Anchorage" is released
  • Second year in a row UAA wins the Sustainability Cup against UAF
  • Green Wolf newsletter is published to inform readers about sustainability initiatives around campus
  • Electronics Recycling Fair collected over 29,000 pounds of personal electronics and saved over $10,000


  • UAA on and off campus recycle bin locations were plotted on a campus map
  • Educational campaign implemented to inform students about recyclable items in Anchorage and on the UAA campus 


  • Old wooden "professor evaluation boxes" were reused and made into recycle bins
  • The first annual Seawolf Sustainability Students Social is held, highlighting UAA's actions to become more sustainable
  • UAA's first Sustainability Director, Paula Williams, begins work



  • UAA releases its new Energy Policy
  • Newly appointed Chancellor Ulmer reaffirms UAA's commitment to sustainability
  • USUAA receives an EPA grant to convert the recycling truck from diesel to vegetable oil
  • Chancellor Maimon signs the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)


  • UAA faculty and administrator collaborate with APU faculty, students, and administrators to present information on sustainable communities, the Chester Creek Watershed Project, and updates on UAA/APU sustainability efforts at a U/Med Neighborhood Meeting
  • Sustainability Task Team members present workshop at Staff Development Day.  Shared UAF/UAA guest speaker Dr. Chris Uhl, Penn State Ecologist, holds UAA workshop on institutional ecology, and teaches course and presents public lecture on Developing Ecological Consciousness
  • Sustainability Task Team members present campus ecology workshop at USUAA Leadership Conference.  Students vote to approve initiative calling for all new buildings and major remodeling projects to be built to LEED standards
  • UAA hosts a three day conference, "Educating for a Sustainable Fuure: UAA's Next 50 Years and Beyond ~ Implementing the Talloires Declaration at UAA," featuring a showcase of UAA sustainability projects, public lectures, and university-community workshops to advance sustainability initiatives at UAA


  • Sustainability Resource Room  opens in the new Consortium Library, funded by the Vice Provost's office
  • UAA's first sustainability website is launched
  • GSS institutes a practice of supplying all GSS-maintained campus photocopiers with 30% post-consumer recycled paper
  • Chancellor Lee Gorsuch, Faculty Senate President Larry Foster, and USUAA President John Gondek sign the Talloires Declaration


  • Faculty Senate and USUAA approve the Talloires Declaration University Leaders for a Sustainable Future and urge Chancellor Lee Gorsuch to make UAA a signatory
  • UAA Faculty Senate establishes an ad hoc committee on sustainability