The sustainable forty acres

The University of Texas at Austin strives for excellence in advancing environmental stewardship and sustainability on our campus, in our academic and research programs, and in our public service and outreach activities. Together we work to advance economic vitality, ecological integrity and social welfare.

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UT Austin Featured in The Princeton Review's Top Green Colleges

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features UT Austin in the 2016 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its green guide based on data from the company's 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.

“We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability efforts on this campus,” says Jim Walker, director of sustainability. Inclusion in Princeton’s green guide reinforces our commitment to make UT Austin a national leader in sustainability.”

Published October 4, the free, 160-page guide can be downloaded.


Waller Creek Transformation

Next time you're walking down San Jacinto be sure to check out all of the work that is being done on Waller Creek.  The university is clearing invasive species from the creek both to promote safety and sustainability as outlined in the UT Austin Landscape Master Plan.  Read more about the initial clearing work.  Over the next several seasons look for our reseeding of native species and a new chapter in the life of Waller Creek.


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Greener You Campaign

Commit to a Greener 2017

Join the Office of Sustainability and Campus Environmental Center for 10 Days to a Greener You. Take a new challenge every day from January 23 to February 3. Commit to living more sustainably. Sign up today.



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The Green Fee Works Hard at UT

Thanks to a special student-supported fee, over $2 million has been awarded to projects and research related to sustainability. In the past five years, 85 different projects that involved 163 students have been funded by The Green Fee. Projects have ranged from the development of student run gardens and a campus charging station prototype to the Texas Athletics Sustainability Squad zero waste program and a special Green Labs team.




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