News Category: sustainability

Campus Sustainability Month 2020

Oct. 1, 2020

Each October, universities and colleges across the U.S.—including The University of Texas at Austin—highlight their efforts toward building a sustainable future during Campus Sustainability Month. In the spirit of Campus Sustainability Month, the Office of Sustainability at UT Austin has curated a list of sustainability events occurring in October.

Teaching Sustainability Virtually at Summer Orientation

Sept. 28, 2020

Thanks to the leadership of students from University Housing & Dining, Campus Environmental Center, and Resource Recovery, the summer sustainability programming was quickly transitioned to an online format.

UT Austin is Ranked Among Top Universities Committed to Sustainability

April 22, 2020

Integrating sustainability throughout the educational and operational activities at The University of Texas at Austin has been a focus for years, and now the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) has given the university its first-ever achievement of a Gold rating.

Making Face Coverings from Rescued T-shirts

April 20, 2020

A collaboration between the Office of Sustainability, Custodial Services and Project Management and Construction Services has turned 400 pounds of “trash” into very important treasure: face coverings for employees who needed to continue to work on campus.

Fifty Years Later, a Look Back at UT’s Inaugural Earth Day Celebration

March 2, 2020

Fifty years ago, Suzanne O’Malley, BA ’74 organized the first Earth Day event at The University of Texas at Austin. This Aldalde feature looks back at that event and the changes over the last few decades.

Enhancing Sustainable Energy is the Aim of New UT Collaborations

Feb. 17, 2020

Eleven projects at The University of Texas at Austin have won a campus-wide competition led the the Energy Institute to identify and support the most promising global energy transition research at UT. 

Compost Tea Made Right on Campus

Feb. 11, 2020

Justin Hayes, a supervisor in UT Austin's Landscape Services, has developed a large compost tea operation made from rainwater and compost (leaf litter and coffee grounds). By replacing what plants take out of the soil, the grounds of UT are now organic, healthier and cheaper to maintain.

SUSPENDED: A Longhorn's Guide to Earth Day at 50

Feb. 10, 2020

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

In the News: Forty Acre Pharmacy Switches from Paper to QR codes

Jan. 27, 2020

Forty Acres Pharmacy is cutting down on paper waste by printing QR codes with medication information on prescription receipts starting this semester. 

Hike the Green Forty Acres

Jan. 24, 2020

Take a short hour-long hike along Waller Creek and through the original Forty Acres while also learning about the sustainable side of campus.