News Category: conservation

In the News: City and University Discuss Sustainability and Conservation

Nov. 6, 2019

The McCombs Social Innovation Institute hosted a panel discussion about sustainability and conservation in the city and on campus.

In the News: Discussing Water and Energy at 8th Sustainability Symposium

Oct. 28, 2019

The Daily Texan covered the 8th Sustainability Symposium that took place on October 25, 2019. Nearly 30 speakers covered water and enerby conservation, equity, and many other topics.

Electronic Paper Trail: Saving Trees and Averting Crises

Oct. 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.

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.