News Category: sustainability

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.

Volunteers Revitalize Waller Creek

Nov. 30, 2017

Students and staff help restore Waller Creek by planting native trees, shrubs and grasses as part of a celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

In the News: Campus Environmental Center Builds a Box Fort

Nov. 16, 2017

UT's Campus Environmental Center celebrated America Recycles Day by building a box fort on the East Mall. According to The Daily Texan, the event was fun with a point: in the U.S. less than 22% of materials are recycled.

UT's Emerging Bat Advocate

Nov. 7, 2017

Check in with BatX founder Jenni Tucker and learn about this student organization that is funded by Green Fee and under the Campus Environmental Center umbrella.

In the News: Growing Food on the Landfill

Nov. 3, 2017

This The Daily Texan story profiles economics senior Joy Youwakim and her Green-Fee funded project that aims to discover the viability of growing food on a landfill.