News Category: sustainability

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.

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.