News Category: sustainability

Growing for Campus in Greenhouses

Jan. 17, 2020

Thanks to the effort of Landscape Services’ greenhouse staff, plants grown for campus are often descendents of other campus plants, grown from cuttings or seeds. This story is written by Allison Williams in Landscape Services.

A Longhorn's Guide to Earth Day at 50

Jan. 7, 2020

Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary for this event that celebrates the greening of campus.

In the News: City and University Discuss Sustainability and Conservation

Nov. 6, 2019

The McCombs Social Innovation Institute hosted a panel discussion about sustainability and conservation in the city and on campus.

In the News: Discussing Water and Energy at 8th Sustainability Symposium

Oct. 28, 2019

The Daily Texan covered the 8th Sustainability Symposium that took place on October 25, 2019. Nearly 30 speakers covered water and enerby conservation, equity, and many other topics.

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.

In the News: History Department Works to Reduce Waste in Garrison Hall

Oct. 4, 2019

Over the course of a few months, the majority of Garrison Hall’s plastic and paper waste have been replaced with compostable alternatives. 

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: Alum Creates Carbon Footprint App

Sept. 26, 2019

UT alumnus Dakota Stormer developed Footprint, an app that allows users to log their daily activities and recognize their yearly carbon footprint,  to help people understand how their actions impact the planet. 

In the News: Communicating Information through Art

Sept. 26, 2019

Art prints of grackles and turtles on poster paper serve not only as decor for dorm rooms, but encourage environmentally friendly practices in a new initiative led by the Office of Sustainability.

New Sustainability Course Development Awards

Sept. 25, 2019

The Bridging Disciplines Program in Environmental & Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to announce the three winners of the annual award to develop new course material.