Among its peers, UT Austin is 5th in Game Day Recycling with a total of 39,865 pounds of material recycled, composted or donated. For the Diversion category, the efforts of the Sustainability Squad led to a 48.674 percent diversion rate.
UT Austin's Landscape Services and the Carpenter Shop have partnered to reuse trees harvested from campus. Once milled, the trees are turned into benches for students, staff and faculty to use throughout campus. The video is credited to Gabrielle Sanchez.
Texas Athletics is doing much more than Sustainability Squad (which diverts game-day recyclables from the landfill): they have recovered and donated over 3,900 pounds of food (3,266 meals) to fight hunger in Central Texas.