News Category: reuse

PMCS Furniture Reuse Program Launches

Oct. 29, 2021

Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) staff recently launched the PMCS Furniture Reuse Program which contributes to the campus circular economy by connecting furniture removal with furniture needs.

Blog: Trash to Treasure to Making Amends (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

July 20, 2021

Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Parker Lynas, Trash to Treasure Project Co-Lead with the Campus Environmental Center.

In the News: Students Create Instagram Account Promoting Reuse

Feb. 24, 2021

To change the attitude surrounding sustainability on campus, two students created @realonesreuse, an Instagram account where they post weekly photos highlighting UT students who choose to live sustainably, as reported by the Daily Texan

Blog: Every Action Counts Toward Making an Impact

March 3, 2020

This blog post focuses on doing, starting with the small things, to make an impact on environmental issues and climate change.

In the News: Longhorn Jerseys & Gear Sold Through Surplus Property

Feb. 12, 2020

Longhorn-branded gear and collectibles are up for auction online through UT Surplus Property as they are being cleared out of athletics facilities undergoing construction.

Global Awareness Points the Way for Local Action

Aug. 22, 2019

Single-use is now part of the lexicon, but the amount of trash created by cups, water bottles, plastic bags, straws and other items that are not reused is becoming unsustainable.

Putting a Year's Waste into a Mason Jar

Aug. 5, 2019

Meet Viashali and Kiara, two UT Austin undergraduates who met as roommates their freshman year and embarked on a zero waste lifestyle.

In the News: Moving Out Made Easier in West Campus

July 26, 2019

According to Brianna Duran, campus environmental center coordinator for the UT Office of Sustainability, “During move out, students are throwing away so much all at once, and it overflows dumpsters and sidewalks. Getting involved with MoveOutATX is something we believe is important for students to try to be better community members.” 

City Works to Clean Up West Campus Move Out

July 12, 2019

The end of July is the time when many of the 18,000 students who live in West Campus move out of their apartments, and the City of Austin is working to make certain household items are slated for reuse instead of the landfill.

Piloting a Sustainable Move-Out in West Campus

Feb. 20, 2019

Last summer's [Re]Move + [Re]Use pilot sucessfully diverted 62 tons of material from the landfill.