News Category: green-fund

Building a Monster Habitat

Nov. 15, 2019

Waller Creek Monster Habitat, an interactive, theatrical experience that tells the story of the Waller Creek revitalization and transformation. Designed and built by UT students in the Texas Applied Arts class, the habitat servedas a gateway into the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show.

In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

Nov. 12, 2019

Created by a team of students from Texas Applied ARts, the Waller Creek Monster Habitat is one of the light sculptures that make up Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creek Show, which started Nov. 7 at Waller Creek between 9th and 12th streets. 

In the News: Texas Guadaloop on Hovering

Nov. 7, 2019

Partially funded by Green Fund, student org Texas Guadaloop is working on the technology to develop a hyperloop transit system.

Creating a Waller Creek Monster (Habitat)

Oct. 24, 2019

Step into a whimsical world of play as you enter into the Creek Monster’s Habitat! Texas Applied Arts students have been hard at work this semester designing and constructing a monster habitat for Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creekshow. The 2019 Annual Creek Show starting November 7, 2019 will showcase interactive light-based art installations to be featured along Waller Creek through downtown Austin.

The Battle for Waller Creek's Trees

Oct. 22, 2019

The Battle of Waller Creek—when students protested the destruction of several dozen trees along UT Austin's urban stream—was 50 years ago, and the School of Architecture has produced a video to remember this event. 

Blog: Making the Battle of Waller Creek Film

Oct. 22, 2019

School or Architecture graduate student Abbey Judd reflects on what she learned about researching student activism 50 years ago during the Battle of Waller Creek.

In the News: UT Encourages Battery Recycling

Oct. 1, 2019

After receiving a Green Fund grant, University Housing and Dining's sustainability team has collected more than 200 pounds of used batteries since March.

In the News: Student Org Tackles Fast Fashion through Art Exhibits

Sept. 28, 2019

Through art installations around campus, Fashion Anonymous aims to educate students about fast fashion production. This project was funded by Green Fund, grants created by pooling money from each enrolled student.

Ask a Grackle or a Turtle about Sustainability

Sept. 12, 2019

A new pamphlet created by the Office of Sustainability combines art with information.

New Green Fund Awards Support Sustainable Change

July 8, 2019

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the 2019-20 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.