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.
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.
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 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.
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.