In preparations for the Utah Valley University and Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) participation at the United Nations RIO+20 conference on sustainable development On June 20-22, 2012, and co-hosting the Conference on women’s issues, sustainability, and conflict in the Andean region in Puno, Peru, the President of the UIMF John McClure visited the United Nations headquarters in New York and the State Department in Washington D.C. on March 5, 2012.
UIMF in connection with UVU has issued high school essay contest in recognition of 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The aim of this UIMF essay competition and workshop is to reach out to the high school students of the region and inform them of the energy problems that exist in mountainous regions around the world. An additional aim is to suggest how they might become part of the global mountain community working on these issues under the umbrella of the United Nations sponsored agenda of Sustainable Mountain Development.
Utah Students Advocate Lawmakers to Fund High Education
In August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared “I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Utah Valley University instructor Roger Blomquist, PhD. shares his how he as worked to build his dream.