News Category: zero-waste

In the News: Lauren Lichterman and Greening Texas Athletics

Sept. 4, 2018

Starting in 2010, Lauren Lichterman has been the point person working to green Texas Athletics through tailgate recycling, zero waste games, and more.

How to Have a Green Event on Campus

Aug. 14, 2018

Green Events, part of the Campus Environmental Center, works to reduce waste on campus and educate the UT community about sustainability and environmental awareness. 

Successful Swapping

Aug. 9, 2018

The annual Office Supply Swap was a huge success: over 100 UT employees exchanged unwanted items for needed supplies, and additional material (2.5 truck loads) was donated to UT Surplus Property.

In the News: [Re]Move & [Re]Use recycles West Campus’ unwanted furniture

Aug. 7, 2018

To combat the mountains of furniture and home goods discarded by students moving out of their West Campus apartments, the first-ever [Re]Move & [Re]Use program set up donation locations from July 27 through Aug. 1, offering to recycle West Campus’ unwanted stuff.

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.