News Category: sustainability

In the News: Sustainability Shines at Tabling Fair

Oct. 27, 2017

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 Dense, Sustainable Development

Oct. 26, 2017

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.

The Waste Audit

Oct. 25, 2017

A team of staff and volunteers have UT's 2020 zero-waste goal in mind: they sort waste from campus buildings to let all know how to divert more from the landfill.

In the News: Sustainability Squad

Oct. 24, 2017

The UT Athletics Sustainability Squad sorts  trash generated by football games and has so far managed to divert 12,000 pounds of material from the landfill, according the The Daily Texan.

Finding the Equation to End Hunger

Oct. 23, 2017

A Green Fee-funded project by undergratuate Joy Youwakim checks out the safety of vegetables grown on a landfill.

Waller Creek Cleanup Results

Oct. 20, 2017

Check in and learn how much of Waller Creek was cleaned by volunteers in Fall of 2017!

In the News: Drones Used to Reduce Irrigation Water on Campus

Oct. 18, 2017

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.

In the News: Farm Stand Raises Awareness of Sustainability

Oct. 9, 2017

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.

Check-in and Learn about Sustainability on the UT Austin Campus

Oct. 5, 2017

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.

UT Austin Wins Water Conservation Award

Aug. 1, 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.