News Category: green-fee

A Green Vision that Paid Off: The Story of the UT Green Fund

Feb. 26, 2019

Green Fund—and the over 160 projects that have made UT Austin more sustainable since 2011—owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jacob Bintliff, B.A. '10, who spent much of his undergraduate years working to realize his green vision for campus.

Announcing the 2018-19 Green Fund Grantees

May 29, 2018

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Green Fund grants. A committee of three faculty-staff and six students reviewed 28 projects, ultimately funding 17 for a total amount just over $300,000. 

In the News: Material Exchange Recycles for Student Use

Dec. 5, 2017

The Green Fee-funded Materials Exchange, operated by the School of Architecture since 2015, helps students reuse material and save money. The story is from The Daily Texan.

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.

In the News: Drones Used to Reduce Irrigation Water on Campus

Oct. 18, 2017

Using Green Fee funding, undergraduates Marwan Madi and Michael Liu are "part of a five-person team using drone technology to reduce overwatering of the campus landscape by using the infrared camera to see how much water different plants need." The story is in The Daily Texan.

In the News: Farm Stand Raises Awareness of Sustainability

Oct. 9, 2017

Our purpose is to provide local, sustainable, healthy food items and produce to students and faculty on campus so they have that available, but also to demonstrate the value of supporting our local economy and our farmers: Housing's Sustainability Coordinator, Neil Kaufman, is quoted in The Daily Texan coverage of UT Farm Stand.

Changing the Texas Coast's Landscape

March 19, 2017

Katie Swanson developed the Water Wise Wildlife Garden at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas with Green Fee funding. 

In the News: Tuition Green Fee Funds Campus Sustainability

Feb. 27, 2017

Five extra dollars from each student’s tuition bill helps fund projects to make the UT campus more environmentally friendly.

The Green Fee is a program that collects this extra charge to provide funding for environmentally focused services and ideas from students, faculty and staff, said Jim Walker, UT director of sustainability.

Breaking Down the Carbon Footprint at UT Austin

Feb. 3, 2017

The Carbon Roadshow is a Green Fee-funded project housed in the Center for Sustainable Development in the School of Architecture. 

New Green Fee Coordinator

Jan. 14, 2017

Jill Parrish, the new coordinator of the Green Fee Program, talks about how sustainability across campus benefits from student participation and funding.