Take the 2-Degree for Change Challenge!

August 26th, 2019|Action of the Day|0 Comments

Salt Lake is the first city in the United States to host the annual conference outside of the U.N. Headquarters in New York. Activists, health workers and community leaders are convening in Salt Lake City because of the city’s leadership and demonstrated commitment to advancing a sustainable future.

The University of Utah is asking community members to take collective action TODAY by moving your thermostat up 2° to both welcome and celebrate the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference to Salt Lake City from Aug. 26-28, for a global conversation on building inclusive and sustainable cities and communities. Join us and make a difference!

Just a few clicks on your thermostat can save energy and protect our air.

Adjust your thermostat setpoint by 2° (up in the summer and down in the winter) and save energy. This directly impacts greenhouse gas emissions, local air quality and utility costs. Not only will you be saving energy – you’ll be positively impacting the health of those around you.Your small actions are important. They add up.


  • Take the 2° For Change challenge
  • Use the hashtag #2DegreesForChange and tag @UofUFM and @actionutah
  • Not everyone has access to a thermostat in their workplace, but those who do should
  • Understandably, some work environments require very strict temperature controls and
    may not be able to participate.
  • Consider slight adjustments in clothing to feel comfortable in your workplace.

Learn more about how to participate on campus and what you can do at home to help protect our
air by moving your thermostat cool setting up two notches.

Attending the conference?

Come visit Action Utah at our workshop today at noon!

Utah’s Student-Led Climate Resolution: A Case Study for Learning Intergenerational Bridge Building Techniques to Impact Climate Solutions – Monday, August 26th, 12:00-1:15p, Room 150G

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