News Category: zero-waste

Green Fund Brings Sustainable Change to UT

Aug. 6, 2018

Since 2011, a student-majority committee that includes faculty and staff has reviewed hundreds of proposals and distributed over three million dollars to over 170 sustainability-related projects and initiatives.

Promoting Reuse with UT's Surplus Store

July 2, 2018

UT Austin's Surplus Property is moving the needle toward zero waste by promoting reuse of material no longer used on campus. Now, there are three ways people can save money and the environment!

Heavy Lifting by Texas Athletics During Earth Month

April 27, 2018

Texas Athletics celebrated Earth Month with a number of events, including adopting a street through Keep Austin Beautiful and organizing zero waste game days.

In the News: Trash Sorters and Baseball

April 16, 2018

Kudos to Texas Athletics where, according to the The Daily Texan story, six tons of waste from both baseball and softball games has been composted this season.

Constructing Fashion with Old Clothing

Feb. 26, 2018

A new exhibit in Gearing Hall showcases a fresh, sustainable take on fashion that started with an unusual choice: undergraduate fashion design students pick material from a pile of discarded garments.

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.

Texas Athletics Makes a Big Win with a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Nov. 4, 2016

Texas Athletics is reducing its impact on the environment by shorting trash produced during home games by diverting recyclables from the landfill.