News Category: sustainability

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.

In the News: Sustainability and Living Learning Community

July 25, 2017

Starting this Fall, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Division of Housing and Food Service to sponsor one of the new Living Learning Communities on campus. This year-long housing option will focus on sustainable living and will be in Whitis Court. It is one of five new programs.

UT Austin and the Circuit of The Americas Host Formula Sun Grand Prix

July 6, 2017

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Growing a Strong Community of Support for Sustainable Action

April 3, 2017

The Campus Environmental Center (CEC) is a student organization at UT Austin. Started in 2002, the CEC now flourishes as an incubator of diverse student-run projects. 

New Interactive Platform Brings Campus Trees to Everyone

April 3, 2017

If you want to know about a specific tree on The University of Texas at Austin campus, check out the new myTreekeeper tool launched  by Landscape Services.

Focus on Energy and Sustainability at McCombs

March 20, 2017

John C. Butler, academic director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center, associate director of the Center for Energy Finance Education and Research, and a clinical associate professor of Finance discusses new energy initiatives and trends at McCombs: "None us can ignore what's going on in sustainability. Traditionally we think about firms maximizing shareholder value. There are some people who say we need to change this system that underlies capitalism. I think that if shareholders start to value other things than pure profit or return, companies will have to adapt."

New Energy Portal Goes Live

March 1, 2017

UT Austin’s Utility and Energy Management (UEM) division recently launched an energy portal that could potentially save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars.