News Category: zero-waste

PMCS Furniture Reuse Program Launches

Oct. 29, 2021

Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) staff recently launched the PMCS Furniture Reuse Program which contributes to the campus circular economy by connecting furniture removal with furniture needs.

How UT’s Sustainability Infrastructure Reduced Waste in a Time of Crisis

July 1, 2021

UT Austin's wide array of zero waste initiatives adapted during the pandemic, as reported by Alcalde. 

New Search Tool Boosts Recycling & Composting Confidence at UT

April 16, 2021

To help reduce confusion over what goes in each bin, Resource Recovery, Office of Sustainability, University Unions, and University Housing and Dining have collaborated on a Green Fund grant to create the “What Do I Do With This?” Zero Waste Sorting Database.

Pandemic Impacts on UHD Sustainability

Sept. 11, 2020

The Daily Texan reports on the impacts of the pandemic on University Housing and Dining's sustainability efforts.

The New Force Greening UT’s Labs

Feb. 27, 2020

Introducing UT Austin's first full-time leader of the Green Labs Program, Lindsey Yazbek.

In the News: Students, UT Work Towards Zero Waste Goal

Feb. 4, 2020

Students like sustainability junior Vivi Shu try to live a zero waste lifestyle, and UT Austin has goals for diverting 90% of its waste from the landfill.

Hike the Green Forty Acres

Jan. 24, 2020

Take a short hour-long hike along Waller Creek and through the original Forty Acres while also learning about the sustainable side of campus.

History Collective Leads to Greener Practices in Garrison Hall

Nov. 22, 2019


This semester the History department has made great strides toward making Garrison Hall a leader in university-wide sustainability efforts.

In the News: History Department Works to Reduce Waste in Garrison Hall

Oct. 4, 2019

Over the course of a few months, the majority of Garrison Hall’s plastic and paper waste have been replaced with compostable alternatives. 

Zero Waste Hero Certification Supports Action

Oct. 1, 2019

This Fall, become a Zero Waste Hero through a certification program run by UT Austin staff.