News Category: campus-environmental-center

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.

Blog: Growing Through the Pandemic (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

July 6, 2021

Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Nikki Hammond, Microfarm Project Co-Lead with the Campus Environmental Center.

In the News: Microfarm Donates to Classmates in Need

June 18, 2021

Spectrum 1 News highlights the Campus Environmental Center's Microfarm and their efforts to grow produce during the pandemic for students in need.

Rediscovering the Magic of In-Person Theatre

June 8, 2021

On April 27, 2021, a small group of audience members found their seats, actors carried out their pre-show rituals and technicians prepped their starting cues as they waited for the curtains to rise on the UTNT (UT New Theatre) production of Community Garden. The Campus Environmental Center Microfarm – Whitaker Courts, located North of UT campus, provided fertile ground for a developing play set in a lush garden environment. 

CEC Leads Student-Facing Sustainability Efforts

May 26, 2021

With the onset of COVID-19 altering most university operations to a remote environment, the CEC initiatives also had to change course, pivoting to an almost entirely virtual format. The CEC had to adjust its outreach in creative ways to continue engaging the university community.

In the News: CEC Opens Seed Swap

April 8, 2021

The Daily Texan reports on the launch of a seed swap in the UT Tower.

CEC and the Green Fund help combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis

Aug. 24, 2020

The Campus Environmental Center and the Green Fund provided food and financial support for food insecure students during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

In the News: Half Pint Prairie on the Small Screen

April 5, 2020

Check out the Campus Environmental Centers prairie project on Central Texas Gardener!

Blog: Every Action Counts Toward Making an Impact

March 3, 2020

This blog post focuses on doing, starting with the small things, to make an impact on environmental issues and climate change.