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The Painter Greenhouse (short doc)

Dec. 14, 2018

This short documentary by Moody college of Communication students dives into the Painter Greenhouse on campus, home to SURGe and UT Aquapoincs.

In the News: UT Faces Fines with Contaminated Composting

Dec. 5, 2018

Contamination of composting in Housing and Dining leads to large fines for the university.

Ask Me About 156 Miles: Q&A with Resource Recovery Intern

Dec. 4, 2018

Focusing on a zero waste goal, interns with UT Austin’s Resource Recovery talk about the number of to go cups that head to the landfill from campus each year ... and what we all can do to change this.

The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles

Dec. 3, 2018

The Textiles and Apparel Recycling Campaign, created with Green Fund by Dr. Jonathan Chen, Dr. Katherine Polston, and Professor Eve Nicols, aims to combat textile waste with a student-run recycling center and, in the future, generating rayon from collected cotton recyclables. Written by Becky Phung.

Mr. Burns: Making Inclusive and Sustainable Theatre

Nov. 30, 2018

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance are producing Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and the zero waste production is partially funded by Green Fund.

Exhibit: Exploring the Arctic Ocean

Nov. 16, 2018

This Visual Arts Center exhibit Exploring the Arctic Ocean brings together eight diverse projects that rely on the power of visual media to make these unknown waters accessible.

Reducing Food Waste During the Holidays

Nov. 15, 2018

This blog post from the Campus Environmental Center provides great tips to help reduce food waste during the holidays.

Sustainability Spirit

Nov. 15, 2018

Bleed Orange Live Green hats are now for sale for $15.

Teaching Lights to Think

Nov. 5, 2018

A research team in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has an ambitious research agenda: shave even more waste from a building’s electricity budget by teaching lights to think. The results of their design and experiment, LightLearn, were recently published in Building and Environment.