News Category: housing-and-dining

In the News: Pick Local Event from UT FarmStand

March 6, 2020

Students collected their own salad ingredients from the Jester Garden on Thursday at the UT Farm Stand’s Pick Local, Chews Local event.

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.

Zero Waste Hero Certification Supports Action

Oct. 1, 2019

This Fall, become a Zero Waste Hero through a certification program run by UT Austin staff.

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: Zero Waste on Campus

Sept. 9, 2019

The Daily Texan published a series of three opinion pieces on sustainability and achieving zero waste goals on campus.

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. 

Going Green at UT

May 9, 2019

The second edition of Texas Connect has a feature on Green Fund and its impact on staff.

Sustainability Award Given to UT Farm Stand Student

April 15, 2019

Announcing the President's Student Employee of the Year Award (2019): UT Farm Stand's Katie Strain wins top honors with two additional sustainability finalists: Anthony Rivera of Campus Environmental Center and Khristián Méndez Aguirre of Resource Recovery and Office of Sustainability.

Three Sustainability Students Receive Student Employee Recognition

April 15, 2019

UT Farm Stand's Katie Strain was named Student Empolyee of the Year for 2018-19, followed up by Anthony Rivera (director of the Campus Environmental Center) and Khristián Méndez Aguirre (graphic deisgner for Resource Recovery).