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Piloting a Sustainable Move-Out in West Campus

Feb. 20, 2019

Last summer's [Re]Move + [Re]Use pilot sucessfully diverted 62 tons of material from the landfill.

Environmental Learning with Radical Hope

Feb. 13, 2019

Overwhelmed and concerned about the environment, biodiversity loss, climate change and other critical issues? Rethink everything through an online "Radical Hope Syllabus" co-created by UT History Department's Professor Erika Bsumek & a colleague from Queesn' University Belfast:  https://radicalhopesyllabus.com/

Organic Ascent of a McCombs Graduate

Feb. 8, 2019

Carla Vernón has elevated what she learned at McCombs School of Business in her work as president of the natural and organic sector of General Mills.

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

How to Have Zero Waste Events for 100,000

Jan. 31, 2019

Hundreds of students help the Sustainability Sort Squad make huge strides to divert waste from the landfill after UT Austin games. This football season, with home games that include over 100,000 fans, had its largest diversion rate to date: 75%.

Unnatural Texas?

Jan. 30, 2019

 In Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma, Robin W. Doughty and Matt Warnock Turner blend natural and environmental history with geography to explore invasive species in Texas.

Case Study: Using Plants to Stabilize UT’s Hills

Jan. 30, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services is solving erosion issues on campus with plants, straw and gravel.

Resource Recovery Interns use Campus as a Living Lab

Jan. 28, 2019

Each year, about 20 Resource Recovery interns collect data that then informs and shapes best practices within Facilities Services as UT Austin works toward its zero waste goal. 

Urban Biodiversity: The Western Mosquitofish

Jan. 25, 2019

This blog post from the Biodiversity Center explores one resident of UT Austin's Turtle Pond: the western mosquitofish.

Reducing Food Scraps

Jan. 20, 2019

University Housing and Dining at UT Austin is tackling food waste with data, and students from UT Farm Stand help research ways to reduce the amount of food thrown away.