News Category: sustainability

New UT Austin Undergraduate Degrees Focus on Sustainability, Organizational Dynamics

Aug. 17, 2016

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has created a new undergraduate degree that focus on the environment, Sustainability Studies.  Students will be eligible to enroll in this degree starting in the fall 2016 semester.

Less Stuff, More Life

Aug. 12, 2016

After interning at Kasita, undergraduate Teddy Boedikker explores consumption adn resources in Austin.

Earth Month Message

April 4, 2016

In honor of Earth Month, the Office of Sustainability called on two well-known UT Austin student leaders, Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu, to create a meaningful message for Earth Month. The result?  A short and fun video that encourages all students, faculty and staff to #KeepUTGreen.

In the News: Juan Ontiveros Receives Robert W. Galvin Award

Dec. 1, 2015

On Nov. 19, 2015, Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President for Utilities, Energy, and Facilities for the University of Texas at Austin became the first individual to be awarded the Robert W. Galvin Award for PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal). Since he started at UT Austin, Ontiveros applied systematic methods that allowed UT Austin to become one of the first PEER-certified projects and the only certified college campus.

In the News: UT Green Fee Threatened

Nov. 6, 2015

Beevo Beekeeping is one of many projects on campus funded from the Green Fee — a $5 per semester fee included in student tuition, which is aimed at supporting environmental projects and research at Texas universities. The fee has provided funding for 83 projects at UT since it was introduced in 2011, but its future is unclear. The fee may come to an end on campus come summer 2016, as the Texas Legislature and the UT System have conflicting ideas on how to renew the fee.

In the News: Committee Continues Green Fee Negotiations

Sept. 3, 2015

The UT Green Fee Committee hosted a session Tuesday to inform students about the possibilities of reinstating the fee after receiving tentative permission from the UT System to move forward, according to Jaclyn Kachelmeyer, former director of the Campus Environmental Center.

Love Coffee? Make Sure your Brew is Sustainable

March 31, 2015

Shalene Jha (faculty in Integrative Biology) explains the impact that your morning cup of joe can have on the environment.

Sustainability New Course Development Awards

Jan. 5, 2015

The Office of Sustainability and the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags are pleased to announce an open competition for course development funds to create three (3) new undergraduates courses that investigate sustainability issues as they intersect with one or more flag areas (Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, Ethics and Leadership, Global Cultures, Cultural Diversity in the US, and Independent Inquiry).

Tower Goes Dark for Longhorn Lights Out

Nov. 19, 2013

In support of Longhorn Lights Out, the Tower will not be lit from sunset on Nov. 22 to dawn on Nov. 23.  The dark Tower will mark the third Longhorn Lights Out promotion and the first time the Tower has been dark for that initiative. 

In the News: New Water Bottle Filling Stations

Oct. 24, 2013

Eco-minded students will have more hydration options around campus with 13 new installations specifically designed to refill water bottles.