News Category: sustainability

Texas Athletics Places 5th in Total Recycling

Jan. 22, 2018

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.

In the News: Dell Med Meets a High Bar for Built & Natural Systems

Jan. 19, 2018

In an article by the US Green Building Council, the new Dell Medical complex is called the "first project to hold SITES, LEED, and PEER certifications, making it one of the most holistically sustainable and resilient facilities in the world." 

In the News: Repurposing Rubbish

Jan. 12, 2018

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.

New Food Recovery Program from Texas Athletics

Jan. 2, 2018

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.

Orange Santa’s Sustainable Toymakers

Dec. 20, 2017

The Carpenter Shop at UT Austin is a hive of activity each fall, building and decorating dozens of wooden toys from scraps of wood for deserving children affiliated with the university.

Barton Creek, Compromise and a Whole Lot of Elephants

Dec. 19, 2017

After more than a decade of germination, the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies in UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts has its first graduate, Sara Zaman.

Teaching Social Equity & Environmentalism

Dec. 19, 2017

Taking inspiration from his breadth of environmental activism in Austin, Dr. W. Scott Swearingen teaches two courses that are part of the new Sustainability Studies degree.

Sustainability Course Development Awards

Dec. 6, 2017

UT Austin announces the fourth annual award competition for the development of new courses that address issues related to sustainability and incorporate experiential learning.

In the News: Material Exchange Recycles for Student Use

Dec. 5, 2017

The Green Fee-funded Materials Exchange, operated by the School of Architecture since 2015, helps students reuse material and save money. The story is from The Daily Texan.

In the News: The Future of Resources in Texas

Dec. 1, 2017

The Daily Texan reports on a Hot Science-Cool Talk from the Environmental Science Institute in which experts discussed future population and environmental challenges in the state.