News Category: zero-waste

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.

October is the Time for Sustainability

Sept. 27, 2018

This October, The University of Texas at Austin is joining hundreds of universities and colleges across the U.S. to celebrate sustainability on campus as Campus Sustainability Week.

SSB Thinks Zero Waste and You Can Too!

Sept. 25, 2018

The Student Services Building shows all how to make their zero waste events successful using materials created by UT Austin's Resource Recovery.

In the News: Achieving Sustainability Goals with Zero Waste Building Program

Sept. 20, 2018

UT Austin's zero waste effort is being spear-headed by Resource Recovery, working building by building.

A Diversion on Campus

Sept. 6, 2018

On August 30th, the first Trash to Treasure sale raised $1,965 to help fund environmental projects on campus.

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.