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Battle of Waller Creek 1969

The Battle for Waller Creek's Trees

October 22, 2019

The Battle of Waller Creek—when students protested the destruction of several dozen trees along UT Austin's urban stream—was 50 years ago, and the School of Architecture has produced a video to remember this event. 

Waller Creek after trees felled south of 21st St in 1969

Blog: Making the Battle of Waller Creek Film

October 22, 2019

School or Architecture graduate student Abbey Judd reflects on what she learned about researching student activism 50 years ago during the Battle of Waller Creek.

Environmental Justice in Daily Texan

In the News: New Environmental Justice Project on Campus

October 17, 2019

The Campus Environmental Center created a new committee to address the intersection of social issues and the environmental protection movement. The committee, called the Environmental Justice Committee, was created this semester and the  committee co-chair is Fernando Casal.

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Electronic Paper Trail: Saving Trees and Averting Crises

October 7, 2019

Electronic paper routing and signing has saved millions of pages of paper at UT Austin--as well as saved money, reduced stress and streamlined processes.

UT Austin Trash to Treasure sale Fall 2019

Student Group Encourages Conscious Consumerism Through Thrifting

October 6, 2019


Trash to Treasure sales on campus provide an alternative to expensive clothing and fast fashion: thrifting.

History Collective in Daily Texan

In the News: History Department Works to Reduce Waste in Garrison Hall

October 4, 2019

Over the course of a few months, the majority of Garrison Hall’s plastic and paper waste have been replaced with compostable alternatives. 

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Vertical farming at UT

Vertical Farming Takes Root on Campus

October 3, 2019

UT Farm Stand's Jester Garden is now home to 20 new Lettuce Grow towers that have already produced 200 pounds of fresh greens for University Housing and Dining meals.

Zero Waste Hero workshop Sept  2019

Zero Waste Hero Certification Supports Action

October 1, 2019

This Fall, become a Zero Waste Hero through a certification program run by UT Austin staff.

Recycling batteries by Ella Williams in Daily Texan

In the News: UT Encourages Battery Recycling

October 1, 2019

After receiving a Green Fund grant, University Housing and Dining's sustainability team has collected more than 200 pounds of used batteries since March.

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In the News: UT Must Implement Targets to Lower Greenhouse Gases

September 30, 2019

A very informed opinion piece in The Daily Texan looks for quantitative goals from UT Austin about greenhouse gas emissions.

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