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How Tower Girl Got Her Own Reality Show

April 23, 2018

UT Austin has a new star, thanks to the new camera trained on the nestbox of peregrine falcon Tower Girl. Learn how faculty and staff worked together to make this a reality, including David Hillis, Carin Peterson and Terry Joy.

Rowling Hall: UT Austin's Newest Green Building

April 20, 2018

Ut Austin's newest green building, Rowling Hall, has opened with a LEED Silver status and is working toward LEED Gold.  Kudos to McCombs School of Business.

In the News: Adding Beauty and Ecosystem Services to Campus

April 19, 2018

A team of 79 landscaping staff beautify campus as well as maintain and improve ecosystem services with native plants.

In the News: Power Plant Greens Campus through Efficiency

April 19, 2018

UT Austin has become a greener campus through energy conservation. The campus power plant, led by Juan Ontiveros, is one of the most efficient of its kind in the world, and energy stewards work to optimize and retrofit buildings every year.

Dark Tower for Earth Month

April 18, 2018

To highlight the campus commitment to energy conservation, The University of Texas’ iconic Tower will not be bathed in light from dusk to dawn on April 18. Instead, it will be dark.

In the News: A Buzz on Bees

April 18, 2018

 A lot is happening at UT Austin with both honey and wild bees. Graduate student Kim Ballare, says that Austin is a particularly good urban area for bees, as much local landscaping incorporates native wildflowers and other flowering plants which bees can eat. “Even in downtown Austin, as long as an area had enough habitat for these native species, the number of bees and number of species that were there, were similar to a more rural area or state park.”

In the News: Trash Sorters and Baseball

April 16, 2018

Kudos to Texas Athletics where, according to the The Daily Texan story, six tons of waste from both baseball and softball games has been composted this season.

Pay Parking Fines in Peanut Butter

April 12, 2018

It is a win-win: students can pay their qualified parking fines with a donation to of peanut butter the new Campus Food Pantry, thanks to the new Food for Fines program from Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and Student Government.

In the News: Green Greeks Help with Austin's Spring Cleaning

April 12, 2018

This city-wide clean up organized by Keep Austin Beautiful has a willing partner in Green Greeks, an organization affiliated with Campus Environmental Center that helps works to clean West Campus and educate residents about sustainability.

UT Honors Outstanding Student Employees

April 9, 2018

Kudos to student employees affiliated with the Office of Sustainability: James Collins, Campus Environmental Center ambassador, was Student Employee of the Year, and Susan Ward, Green Offices Program, was a finalist.