News Category: sustainability

Dark Tower for Earth Month

April 18, 2018

To highlight the campus commitment to energy conservation, The University of Texas’ iconic Tower will not be bathed in light from dusk to dawn on April 18. Instead, it will be dark.

In the News: Trash Sorters and Baseball

April 16, 2018

Kudos to Texas Athletics where, according to the The Daily Texan story, six tons of waste from both baseball and softball games has been composted this season.

Energy Week Winner: Measuring Air Quality on UT Shuttles

April 6, 2018

Energy Week's Sustainability Winner was Sahil Bhandari, a graduate student in Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the Cockrell School of Engineering. His Green Fee funded project used efficient and inexpensive methods to collect data on exposure to pollutants.

How to Grow Your Own Food with No Space and No Money

April 2, 2018

Celebrate this Earth Month by growing your own food: Katherine Strain, director of UT Green Corps, explains how to start.

In the News: Longhorn Lights Out Save Energy on Campus

April 1, 2018

UT students might be conscious of their own energy consumption, but one group aims to give students a first-person perspective on how much energy UT buildings use. On Friday, Longhorn Lights Out hosted their monthly “Join the Dark Side” event in which groups of students turn off lights and other unnecessary electronics in buildings across campus.

Celebrating Earth Month 2018 at UT Austin

March 30, 2018

Check in and learn about conservation, recycling, local ecosystem, and other sustainabile programs, opportunities and organizations while celebrating Earth Day 2018.

Channel Your Inner Architect with the Materials Lab

March 29, 2018

Check in and learn about the School of Architecture's Materials Lab, an ever-growing collection features 29,000+ material samples that is reflective of the current building and design markets. Curator and Director Jennifer Wong discusses how materials are reused in support of UT Austin's zero waste goal.

Give Yourself to the Dark Side

March 23, 2018

Longhorn Lights Out is a Green Fee-funded student organization that works to save energy on campus since 2013. They also work to increase awareness about energy usage, and the Tower will darken on April 18th as part of their campaign.

A Growing Farm on Campus

March 19, 2018

The MicroFarm, UT Austin’s first and only entirely student-run urban farm, has moved to a new location and doubled in size. 

Take a Hike to Discover How UT is Green

March 7, 2018

The new Bleed Orange, Live Green Walking Tour—available online at—is a self-guided introduction to all things sustainable at The University of Texas at Austin.