News Category: sustainability

In the News: Sustainable Game Day Events

April 15, 2019

Texas Athletics is recruiting students to volunteer at Texas Baseball and Softball Gameday Sustainability Events over the next three weeks. Director of sustainability Jim Walker said diverting waste from landfills demonstrates the University’s commitment to recycling and composting.

“(Sporting events cause) huge spikes in waste material,” Walker said. “(The) landfill waste stream is the most expensive way we can manage waste, so as much as we can divert into recycling, compost — it saves the University money.”  

In the News: Recycling Fabric with Textiles and Apparel

April 11, 2019

Fabric recycling has arrived at UT Austin, thanks to the work of Dr. Jonathan Chen and a new Green Fund funded project.

Giving Curriculum a Sustainability Boost

March 28, 2019

The Sustainability Course Development Awards have provided grants to faculty since 2012 to increase sustainability in undergraduate education. The Mitchell Foundation provided a scaffold to create this curriculum.

How Students Green Events on Campus

March 15, 2019

The goal is zero waste, and the Green Events team from the Campus Environmental Center has been helping UT Austin student organizations compost and recycle during events large and small since 2012.

What's Happening for Earth Month 2019

March 8, 2019

Check out the campus events celebrating UT sustainability, research and advocacy in and around the 49th Earth Day (Monday, April 22)!

Food Systems Grant from Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Could Spark Change

March 6, 2019

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator(IN²), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL), today announced that IC²’s Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) has received a prestigious IN² Channel Partner Award. As an official Channel Partner of the IN² program, ATI was recognized for its efforts to advance sustainable technology solutions that can improve energy efficiency and is one of just 13 organizations nationally to receive the award this year.

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.