Students should take it as a point of pride that they are good stewards of the physical environment: Director of Sustainabilty, Jim Walker, is quoted in The Daily Texan story about Campus Sustainability Week's tabling fair.
UT Austin celebrates one of the most dense and diverse collections of green-certified buildings in the country: the new health district that encompasses the Dell Medical School and the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
Using Green Fee funding, undergraduates Marwan Madi and Michael Liu are "part of a five-person team using drone technology to reduce overwatering of the campus landscape by using the infrared camera to see how much water different plants need." The story is in The Daily Texan.
Our purpose is to provide local, sustainable, healthy food items and produce to students and faculty on campus so they have that available, but also to demonstrate the value of supporting our local economy and our farmers: Housing's Sustainability Coordinator, Neil Kaufman, is quoted in The Daily Texan coverage of UT Farm Stand.
Each October, universities and colleges across the U.S.—including The University of Texas at Austin—highlight their efforts toward building a sustainable future during Campus Sustainability Week. The Office of Sustainability at UT Austin has put together a number of public events and tours starting October 23, 2017.
The new irrigation system at The University of Texas at Austin, developed to reach a 2008 water conservation goal and leading to a 66% drop in campus water useage for irrigation, recently won the 2017 Texas Environmental Excellence Award.