News Category: sustainability

A Green Vision that Paid Off: The Story of the UT Green Fund

Feb. 26, 2019

Green Fund—and the over 160 projects that have made UT Austin more sustainable since 2011—owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jacob Bintliff, B.A. '10, who spent much of his undergraduate years working to realize his green vision for campus.

How to Have Zero Waste Events for 100,000

Jan. 31, 2019

Hundreds of students help the Sustainability Sort Squad make huge strides to divert waste from the landfill after UT Austin games. This football season, with home games that include over 100,000 fans, had its largest diversion rate to date: 75%.

Reducing Food Scraps

Jan. 20, 2019

University Housing and Dining at UT Austin is tackling food waste with data, and students from UT Farm Stand help research ways to reduce the amount of food thrown away.

A Plan to Achieve Sustainability Gold

Dec. 21, 2018

At The University of Texas at Austin, the stars are aligning to actively pursue gold. That is, STARS Gold.

STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System maintained by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

In the News: UT Faces Fines with Contaminated Composting

Dec. 5, 2018

Contamination of composting in Housing and Dining leads to large fines for the university.

Sustainability Spirit

Nov. 15, 2018

Bleed Orange Live Green hats are now for sale for $15.

Annual Employee Appreciation BBQ is Zero Waste

Oct. 29, 2018

On October 18, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell recognized the successes of the PEF departments in his portfolio at their annual staff appreciation BBQ which was a zero waste event. 

Can We Leave It All Behind?

Oct. 25, 2018

Planet Texas 2050 researcher Adam Rabinowitz takes us behind the scenes to the ancient city of Histria, in Rome, which was abandoned in the 7th century AD because of environmental change.

In the News: Two-year-old Master Plan Makes Strides

Oct. 23, 2018

On October 22, Jim Walker, Director of the Office of Sustainability, presented an update showing how UT Austin is doing two years into the Sustainability Master Plan. 

How are We Doing? The Sustainability Update

Oct. 22, 2018

The Office of Sustainability presents information about how UT Austin is doing two years after adopting the Sustainability Master Plan.