Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told students at Weber State University today she wants to get more young people involved in the outdoors. She was the keynote speaker at Weber State’s Sustainability Summit.
Jewell says recent budget cuts and the government shutdown really hurt the National Park Service and other agencies in her department.
The University of Utah wants to bring science and sustainability into the state’s prisons. The U is developing a project that would work with inmates on recycling, gardening, and composting among other things. It’s part of a trend toward environmental sustainability in prisons – the subject of a workshop at the university that starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. KUER’s Andrea Smardon talks to the scientist who’s working on the university’s new program, Nalini Nadkarni.