News Category: sustainability

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.

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.