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UT's Emerging Bat Advocate

Nov. 7, 2017


Jenni Tucker, a senior at UT Austin, founded BatX during the summer of 2017. BatX is a Green Fee funded project and is a new project under the Campus Environmental Center umbrella.

Jenni was interviewed by Hailey Thompson, sophomore in Sustainability Studies.

HT:  Jenni, tell me a bit about how you got involved with bats.

UT Austin Celebrates Dense, Sustainable Development

Oct. 26, 2017

The Health Learning Building Sheds Light onto the Spiral of the Galaxy Plaza filled with Transplanted, Large Live Oaks

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin celebrates one of the most dense and diverse collections of green-certified buildings in the United States: the new health district that encompasses the Dell Medical School and the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Waller Creek Cleanup Results

Oct. 20, 2017

Thanks to a partnership with the Campus Environmental Center, 52 volunteers collected more than a quarter ton of trash from this fall’s Waller Creek Cleanup.

Trash totals included: 282 pounds of regular trash, 66.5 pounds of recyclables, and 235 pounds of bulk items.

Look for the next cleanup in April 2018!

This story appeared in FAS Times.

Check-in and Learn about Sustainability on the UT Austin Campus

Oct. 5, 2017


Each October, universities and colleges across the U.S.—including The University of Texas at Austin—highlight their efforts toward building a sustainable future during Campus Sustainability Week. The Office of Sustainability at UT Austin has put together a number of public events and tours starting October 23, 2017.

In the News: Sustainability and Living Learning Community

July 25, 2017


Starting this Fall, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Division of Housing and Food Service to sponsor one of the new Living Learning Communities on campus. This year-long housing option will focus on sustainable living and will be in Whitis Court. It is one of five new programs.

UT Austin and the Circuit of The Americas Host Formula Sun Grand Prix

July 6, 2017

EVENT: The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eighteen college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada will compete in solar-powered electric vehicles that they designed and built. This unique engineering competition is powered entirely by the sun and based on innovation, speed and endurance.

DOE selects UT Austin for Energy Grid Project

June 20, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of Energy has selected the Center for Electromechanics (CEM) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to lead a new $1.6 million project to develop the technology needed to bring the reliable and efficient emerging electrical grid to rural parts of Texas and the nation.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Designated Texas State Botanic Garden and Arboretum

June 13, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum, recognizing the critical role the Wildflower Center plays in conserving the native plants and landscapes of Texas.

Save the Monarchs: Laura Bush Asks for Help Saving the State Insect of Texas

May 31, 2017

“As everyone here knows the monarch butterfly is the most iconic and beloved insect in the world,” said former first lady and UT Austin alumna Laura Bush in her keynote at the South-Central Monarch Symposium this Wednesday. “But sadly, there has been an 80 percent decline in the monarchs’ eastern population.”

UT Austin Students Win National Urban Design Competition

April 10, 2017

A team from The University of Texas at Austin recently received top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition in Chicago. Composed of students from the School of Architecture and McCombs School of Business, the team was awarded $50,000 for their forward-looking redevelopment plan for a mixed-use Chicago site.