News Category: sustainability

Sustainability Brings Grad Students Together

Oct. 18, 2018

This October, as part of Campus Sustainability Week, graduate students from a disparate array of colleges, schools and departments stepped away from their offices and labs to mingle around a unifying topic: sustainability.

October is the Time for Sustainability

Sept. 27, 2018

This October, The University of Texas at Austin is joining hundreds of universities and colleges across the U.S. to celebrate sustainability on campus as Campus Sustainability Week.

In the News: Achieving Sustainability Goals with Zero Waste Building Program

Sept. 20, 2018

UT Austin's zero waste effort is being spear-headed by Resource Recovery, working building by building.

UT Austin Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Sept. 10, 2018

For the third time, UT Austin has garnered a STARS Silver rating for campus-wide efforts in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Climate Change Tourism in the Peruvian Andes

Sept. 7, 2018

Dr. Molly Poly writes about climate change and its impact on the Andes: "The realization that climate change is not only happening, but also having an impact on ecosystems and society, is more than most people want to face in a social situation."

In the News: Lauren Lichterman and Greening Texas Athletics

Sept. 4, 2018

Starting in 2010, Lauren Lichterman has been the point person working to green Texas Athletics through tailgate recycling, zero waste games, and more.

Origin Story: The Campus Environmental Center

Aug. 17, 2018

Learn about the origin of UT Austin's oldest student-led environmental organization, the Campus Environmental Center (CEC), from Corinna Kester who started CEC in 2002.

Honoring Maintenance for Energy Conservation

Aug. 8, 2018

UT Austin’s six Facilities Maintenance zones work hard to make the university’s buildings operate efficiently, economically and comfortably. The quarterly HERO–High Energy Response Operators—recognition program recognizes zone employees for their conservation efforts. HERO is one of several Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) strategies to incentivize energy conservation and reduce UT Austin’s total energy consumption.

Green Fund Brings Sustainable Change to UT

Aug. 6, 2018

Since 2011, a student-majority committee that includes faculty and staff has reviewed hundreds of proposals and distributed over three million dollars to over 170 sustainability-related projects and initiatives.

Seeing Campus on Summer Days

July 17, 2018

As you walk through campus, there is so much natural beauty to explore.