News Category: longhorn-lights-out

Volunteer in an Hour

Oct. 24, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of the Forty Acres, you can find hidden gardens, racks of donated professional clothing, hearty food pantries, organized trash cans and energy-saving efforts maintained by staff and faculty members of The University of Texas at Austin — with the help of many volunteers.

Dark Tower Symbolizes Energy Efficiency

April 22, 2019

To highlight the university’s commitment to energy conservation, the UT Tower will be dark the night of Monday, April 22 as the world celebrates Earth Day.

Only the clock faces and aircraft warning lights will be illuminated, and all window shades will be closed.

Energy Stars Cut 20% from Campus Energy Use

July 9, 2018

In a mere six years—and despite the addition of millions of square feet of new construction at The University of Texas at Austin—a small team of employees has slashed annual energy consumption in buildings by 20%, saving a cumulative $17,270,928.

In the News: Longhorn Lights Out Save Energy on Campus

April 1, 2018

UT students might be conscious of their own energy consumption, but one group aims to give students a first-person perspective on how much energy UT buildings use. On Friday, Longhorn Lights Out hosted their monthly “Join the Dark Side” event in which groups of students turn off lights and other unnecessary electronics in buildings across campus.

Give Yourself to the Dark Side

March 23, 2018

Longhorn Lights Out is a Green Fee-funded student organization that works to save energy on campus since 2013. They also work to increase awareness about energy usage, and the Tower will darken on April 18th as part of their campaign.

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.

In the News: Longhorns Turn Off Lights

Nov. 8, 2016

From The Daily Texan: About 40 volunteers walked around campus and turned off unused lighting and electronics at a Longhorn Lights Out mini event Friday evening.

Tower Goes Dark for Longhorn Lights Out

Nov. 19, 2013

In support of Longhorn Lights Out, the Tower will not be lit from sunset on Nov. 22 to dawn on Nov. 23.  The dark Tower will mark the third Longhorn Lights Out promotion and the first time the Tower has been dark for that initiative.