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A Resource Recovery student intern hands a composting bin to a UT staff member.

Waste 101: Programs to Know at UT Austin

Aug. 27, 2021
Resource Recovery and University Housing and Dining (UHD) have continued to expand sustainability opportunities on campus over the past 18 months in support of UT Austin’s Zero Waste Goal of diverting 90% of waste from the landfill. It has never been easier to learn about recycling and composting, and there are so many opportunities to get involved!
Two students stand smiling beneath their masks in a large open storage unit. One student holds a dustpan and broom and the other is giving two thumbs up.

Blog: Trash to Treasure to Making Amends (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

July 20, 2021
Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Parker Lynas, Trash to Treasure Project Co-Lead with the Campus Environmental Center.
A UT student applies a sticker to a colorful mural that reads Bleed Orange Live Green.

Blog: Understanding Student Sustainability Priorities (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

June 11, 2021
Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Sri Chappidi, 2020-2021 Office of Sustainability Intern and Sustainability Policy Director for UT Student Government.
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Campus is buzzing about UT Austin’s recent Bee Campus USA Certification

Sept. 3, 2020
Thanks to a dedicated group of students, the University of Texas at Austin is now certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. UT Austin joins many other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.
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.
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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The New Force Greening UT’s Labs

Feb. 27, 2020
Introducing UT Austin's first full-time leader of the Green Labs Program, Lindsey Yazbek.
Dr. Jay Banner

In the News: A Warmer Austin is Here

Feb. 21, 2020
Geosciences and Planet Texas 2050 researcher Dr. Jay Banner says that under "business as usual" scenario in which we fail to make changes to mitigate climate change, Austin's summers could gain an extra 70 days of over 100 degree heat.
UT Outpost reopens to end food insecurity

UT Food Pantry and Career Closet Reopens in Renovated Space

Oct. 22, 2019
UT Outpost, a food and toiletry pantry and professional career closet for students, reopened on October 10th in a renovated space in UA9 3.108.  
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The Battle for Waller Creek's Trees

Oct. 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.