Environment & Sustainability

From the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin is helping to improve the environment through research, educational outreach programs and service projects.

The Sustainability Portal at the University of Texas at Austin is your source for excellence in advancing environmental stewardship and sustainability on our campus, in our academic and research programs, and in our public service and outreach activities.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center pond and flowers

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center features courses for students of all ages, including Go Native U, a native plant gardening program, and teacher workshops.

The GK-12 Program provides teachers and students with learning activities in the areas of biology, environmental science, aquatic science, geology, meteorology and oceanography and relates these topics to environmental change on Texas habitats and residents.

The Environmental Science Institute advances understanding of the environment and sustainability through the development of interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs.

The Center for Sustainable Development partners students and faculty with community residents and organizations on the research and development of new solutions to challenges facing the community.

Engineers for a Sustainable World mobilizes students through education, technical projects and collaborative action to affect local and global sustainability challenges.

The Campus Environmental Center empowers the university community to reduce its negative environmental impact and to foster a collaborative culture of sustainability.

Net Impact works within the McCombs School of Business to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

The Bridging Disciplines Program - Environment gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplinary approaches to environmental processes and contemporary environmental issues and to connect with community agencies and faculty researchers in the field.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers program gets students and teachers involved in integrated environmental science research in global change.

The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources serves as the university's central liaison for energy and environmental research, education and public service.

Campus Greenlight promotes energy conservation and sustainable energy projects around the university.

The Marine Science Institute is dedicated to research, education and outreach related to the Texas coastal zone and other marine environments.

The Environmental Clinic focuses on legal cases and projects that will improve public health and environmental quality for low-income communities.