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2021 Sustainability Plan Update

The first ever sustainability plan for UT-Austin was adopted in 2016. Led by the President's Sustainability Steering Committee, the 2021 update to the Sustainability Master Plan will guide UT sustainability efforts over the coming years. Keep an eye on this page for opportunities to give input and feedback on UT's sustainability priorities, goals, and strategies.

Feedback Form

What are your campus sustainability priorities? What would you like to see in the updated Sustainability Master Plan? Complete this form to give your input.

Stay Up-to-Date

Sign up for Texas Sustainability's Bleed Orange, Live Green e-newsletter. Sent a couple times per semester, this is the best way to stay up-to-date on the Sustainability Master Plan and additional opportunities to provide input. You can also follow Texas Sustainability on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

2016 Sustainability Master Plan

Review the 2016 Sustainabilty Master Plan, the 2018 update, and the 2020 update.

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Sustainability Symposium

The 2020 Mitchell Annual Sustainability Symposium was held virtually on Friday, December 4th. The morning session included a summary of progress on the 2016 Sustainability Master Plan followed by a presentation on the 2021 Sustainability Master Plan process.

The late morning session was a Student Town Hall. Led by Student Government's Sustainability Policy Director Sri Chappidi, the Town Hall was an opportunity for students to ask campus leadership questions about UT sustainability. Panelists were College of Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart, Jackson School of Geosciences Dean Claudia Goldbart, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Darrell Bazzell.

President Jay Hartzell gave the keynote address at mid-day followed by Q&A.

The event was sponsored by the UT Austin President’s Sustainability Steering Committee and produced by the UT Austin Office of Sustainability with financial support from the Mitchell Foundation. Find more information, including the Symposium recordings, here.