News Category: zero-waste

Piloting a Sustainable Move-Out in West Campus

Feb. 20, 2019

Last summer's [Re]Move + [Re]Use pilot sucessfully diverted 62 tons of material from the landfill.

How to Have Zero Waste Events for 100,000

Jan. 31, 2019

Hundreds of students help the Sustainability Sort Squad make huge strides to divert waste from the landfill after UT Austin games. This football season, with home games that include over 100,000 fans, had its largest diversion rate to date: 75%.

Resource Recovery Interns use Campus as a Living Lab

Jan. 28, 2019

Each year, about 20 Resource Recovery interns collect data that then informs and shapes best practices within Facilities Services as UT Austin works toward its zero waste goal. 

Reducing Food Scraps

Jan. 20, 2019

University Housing and Dining at UT Austin is tackling food waste with data, and students from UT Farm Stand help research ways to reduce the amount of food thrown away.

In the News: UT Faces Fines with Contaminated Composting

Dec. 5, 2018

Contamination of composting in Housing and Dining leads to large fines for the university.

Ask Me About 156 Miles: Q&A with Resource Recovery Intern

Dec. 4, 2018

Focusing on a zero waste goal, interns with UT Austin’s Resource Recovery talk about the number of to go cups that head to the landfill from campus each year ... and what we all can do to change this.

Mr. Burns: Making Inclusive and Sustainable Theatre

Nov. 30, 2018

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance are producing Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and the zero waste production is partially funded by Green Fund.

Annual Employee Appreciation BBQ is Zero Waste

Oct. 29, 2018

On October 18, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell recognized the successes of the PEF departments in his portfolio at their annual staff appreciation BBQ which was a zero waste event. 

In the News: Two-year-old Master Plan Makes Strides

Oct. 23, 2018

On October 22, Jim Walker, Director of the Office of Sustainability, presented an update showing how UT Austin is doing two years into the Sustainability Master Plan. 

Climate Change in Austin

Oct. 20, 2018

Did you know that the average Austinite’s carbon footprint is about 15 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per yea? Learn about what Austin, Texas is doing to mitigate climate change -- and how you can help -- in this post from the city's Office of Sustainability.