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Culvert on Waller Creek

Managing the Deluge with an Urban Creek

May 15, 2020

Storm water on campus funnels into Waller Creek, and UT has held its own Phase 1 MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permit for more than 15 years.

Waller Creek poster from EHS

Waller Creek Keepsake

April 30, 2020

Celebrate Waller Creek with this printable poster from Environmental Health and Safety.

Firefly by Alex Wild

Fireflies: Backyard Biodiversity

April 29, 2020

Austin sits at the far southwestern corner of the range of the Eastern Firefly (Photinus pyralis), a beetle that gives eastern landscapes the characteristic dusk light show in early summer. 

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Good Apply by Daily Texan

In the News: Good Apple Initiative Assists with Food Insecurity

April 23, 2020

Good Apple, a subscription-based food delivery service, has delivered over 114,000 pounds of fresh produce and pantry staples to more than 3,700 people in need according to The Daily Texan

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UT Austin STARS Gold

UT Austin is Ranked Among Top Universities Committed to Sustainability

April 22, 2020

Integrating sustainability throughout the educational and operational activities at The University of Texas at Austin has been a focus for years, and now the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) has given the university its first-ever achievement of a Gold rating.

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Nature Tips During the Pandemic

Tips for Connecting with Nature During Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

Connecting with nature is a great way to relax and focus on something nourishing during the coronavirus pandemic, and Sara Robberson Lentz has put together a few tips.

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Together: Human Health and Our Environment Are Inextricably Linked

April 21, 2020

A research-based blog post from Planet Texas 2050 looks at identifying where the bacteria that causes the disease melioidosis could be located outside of the tropics.

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Sign Shop makes face coverings for UT

Making Face Coverings from Rescued T-shirts

April 20, 2020

A collaboration between the Office of Sustainability, Custodial Services and Project Management and Construction Services has turned 400 pounds of “trash” into very important treasure: face coverings for employees who needed to continue to work on campus.

Planet Texas Earth Day at 50

Earth Day at 50: Still Seizing the Moment

April 20, 2020

Reflections on Earth Day from Planet Texas 2050.

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UT Outpost

In the News: UT Outpost Delivers Food to Students

April 20, 2020

During the pandemic, UT Outpost delivered food to 214 students in the first week since reopening.

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