News Category: food

In the News: Resources for UT Students Facing Food or Housing Insecurity

Feb. 13, 2020

UT Outpost and support groups are some of the resources available for students facing financial insecurity on campus.

In the News: Vegan Options for Campus Residents Recognized

Nov. 26, 2019

UT Dining received an A+ for their vegan options from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the first time since it started grading schools.

Vertical Farming Takes Root on Campus

Oct. 3, 2019

UT Farm Stand's Jester Garden is now home to 20 new Lettuce Grow towers that have already produced 200 pounds of fresh greens for University Housing and Dining meals.

Good Food Purchasing Program Recognized by AASHE

Aug. 28, 2019

This year, the Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlighted UT Austin’s Good Food Purchasing Program as an innovative and high-impact initiative. 

Reducing Food Scraps

Jan. 20, 2019

University Housing and Dining at UT Austin is tackling food waste with data, and students from UT Farm Stand help research ways to reduce the amount of food thrown away.

Reducing Food Waste During the Holidays

Nov. 15, 2018

This blog post from the Campus Environmental Center provides great tips to help reduce food waste during the holidays.

Two Green Fund Grants to School of Architecture

June 25, 2018

Two recent Green Fund grants support projects in the School of Architecture: an exhibition on the Battle of Waller Creek and an inventory of food vendor practices on campus.

How to Grow Your Own Food with No Space and No Money

April 2, 2018

Celebrate this Earth Month by growing your own food: Katherine Strain, director of UT Green Corps, explains how to start.

In the News: Growing Food on the Landfill

Nov. 3, 2017

This The Daily Texan story profiles economics senior Joy Youwakim and her Green-Fee funded project that aims to discover the viability of growing food on a landfill.

Finding the Equation to End Hunger

Oct. 23, 2017

A Green Fee-funded project by undergratuate Joy Youwakim checks out the safety of vegetables grown on a landfill.