News Category: sustainability

UT’s First Green Center

July 16, 2018

By receiving both Green Offices and Green Labs certification, the Children's Research Center (CRC) is now The University of Texas at Austin's first green center.

Promoting Reuse with UT's Surplus Store

July 2, 2018

UT Austin's Surplus Property is moving the needle toward zero waste by promoting reuse of material no longer used on campus. Now, there are three ways people can save money and the environment!

Announcing the 2018-19 Green Fund Grantees

May 29, 2018

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Green Fund grants. A committee of three faculty-staff and six students reviewed 28 projects, ultimately funding 17 for a total amount just over $300,000. 

In the News: A New Purpose for Campus Trees

May 16, 2018

Armando Blanco and UT Austin's master carpenters reuse trees harvested on campus by Landscape Services to make benches.  

Switching Coal Power to Sun Power

May 10, 2018

Brooke Holleman, a graduate student in UT Austin’s Energy Institute, has an answer to the question of what to do with all of the old coal power plants in Texas: Turn them into utility-scale solar farms.

Earth Month 2018: Sustainable Fun!

May 2, 2018

This Earth Month, a number of events brought together students, staff and faculty around the issue of sustainability. The University of Texas at Austin is working to  #BleedOrangeLiveGreen!

Heavy Lifting by Texas Athletics During Earth Month

April 27, 2018

Texas Athletics celebrated Earth Month with a number of events, including adopting a street through Keep Austin Beautiful and organizing zero waste game days.

Waller Creek Makeover for Earth Day

April 26, 2018

On Earth Day, more than 30 other students, staff and faculty members, took part in the Waller Creek Clean Up on Earth Day organized by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

Less is More

April 24, 2018

This article by Jeremy Simon explores how consumers can be more sustainable by chosing not to purchase new items and to purchase less.

In the News: Adding Beauty and Ecosystem Services to Campus

April 19, 2018

A team of 79 landscaping staff beautify campus as well as maintain and improve ecosystem services with native plants.