News Category: green-fund

In the News: Recycling Fabric with Textiles and Apparel

April 11, 2019

Fabric recycling has arrived at UT Austin, thanks to the work of Dr. Jonathan Chen and a new Green Fund funded project.

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.

Liz Arredondo: Pickle's Recycling Champion

March 22, 2019

Recycling at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus has a champion: Liz Arredondo applied for and received a Green Fund grant for recycling enhancements at PRC.

How Students Green Events on Campus

March 15, 2019

The goal is zero waste, and the Green Events team from the Campus Environmental Center has been helping UT Austin student organizations compost and recycle during events large and small since 2012.

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.

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

The Painter Greenhouse (short doc)

Dec. 14, 2018

This short documentary by Moody college of Communication students dives into the Painter Greenhouse on campus, home to SURGe and UT Aquapoincs.

The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles

Dec. 3, 2018

The Textiles and Apparel Recycling Campaign, created with Green Fund by Dr. Jonathan Chen, Dr. Katherine Polston, and Professor Eve Nicols, aims to combat textile waste with a student-run recycling center and, in the future, generating rayon from collected cotton recyclables. Written by Becky Phung.

Mr. Burns: Making Inclusive and Sustainable Theatre

Nov. 30, 2018

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance are producing Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and the zero waste production is partially funded by Green Fund.

In the News: UT MicroFarm Relocates

Sept. 11, 2018

The Campus Environmental Center relocated their microfarm from a fifth-acre plot to a half-acre plot at the Whitaker Intramural Fields on Guadalupe Street.