News Category: conservation

Conserving Native Fishes

June 18, 2019

The ecosystems that freshwater fish depend on are begin degraded at a massive scale globally. Dr. Gary Garrett of UT's Ichthyology Collection has found that nearly half of all native Texan fish are threatened.

Optimizing Energy in the College of Education

June 17, 2019

Thanks to the work of UT Austin's energy stewards, the George I. Sánchez building—home of the College of Education—is using 30% less energy than it did a few years ago.

Elevating UT Austin’s Green Labs Program

March 26, 2019

The Green Labs Program at The University of Texas at Austin is getting a boost: a full-time professional coordinator.  UT Austin is currently accepting applications for a Green Labs Coordinator, a position created in part thanks to a generous donation by BASF Corporation.

Cooler heads will prevail—thanks to thermal energy storage

Dec. 21, 2018

A successful district energy system is one that constantly strives for efficiency and optimization. Through the use of thermal energy storage (TES), we have a solution that satisfies both of those needs.

In the News: Two-year-old Master Plan Makes Strides

Oct. 23, 2018

On October 22, Jim Walker, Director of the Office of Sustainability, presented an update showing how UT Austin is doing two years into the Sustainability Master Plan. 

Sustainability Brings Grad Students Together

Oct. 18, 2018

This October, as part of Campus Sustainability Week, graduate students from a disparate array of colleges, schools and departments stepped away from their offices and labs to mingle around a unifying topic: sustainability.

Green Fund Brings Sustainable Change to UT

Aug. 6, 2018

Since 2011, a student-majority committee that includes faculty and staff has reviewed hundreds of proposals and distributed over three million dollars to over 170 sustainability-related projects and initiatives.

The American Eel

Aug. 4, 2018

The Biodiversity Center’s Ichthyology Collection is working with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to document and study American Eels in Texas with the primary aim being to understand more about how Texas’ eels may differ from those in other parts of their range and ultimately how the species as a whole can be conserved.

Dark Tower for Earth Month

April 18, 2018

To highlight the campus commitment to energy conservation, The University of Texas’ iconic Tower will not be bathed in light from dusk to dawn on April 18. Instead, it will be dark.

Take a Hike to Discover How UT is Green

March 7, 2018

The new Bleed Orange, Live Green Walking Tour—available online at greentour.utexas.edu—is a self-guided introduction to all things sustainable at The University of Texas at Austin.