Sustainability

The University of Texas at Austin strives 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. The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee, the Campus Sustainability Policy, and the Office of Sustainability serve to guide us as we work together to advance economic vitality, ecological integrity, and social welfare.

Campus Master Plan

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The University of Texas Board of Regents approved a major update to the Campus Master Plan on May 9, 2013. The Campus Master Plan serves as a framework for the future, aligning our academic vision with the creation of a world-class physical learning environment. Sustainability is woven throughout the Campus Master Plan documents, as well as Phase 2 initiatives.

Education & Research

Academic Sustainability Directory

Sustainability Directory LogoThe UT Austin Academic Sustainability Directory enables robust searches of courses, degree programs, centers, research, and faculty and staff working on environmental and sustainability initiatives. Browse or do a focused search on your area of interest!

Faculty Learning Community

Faculty at UT Austin are invited to join monthly meetings of the Sustainabiltiy Faculty Learning Community, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Sustainability. Faculty gather for networking and informal discussion about teaching methods for sustainability. For more infomraiton, please visit the Sustainability FLC Blog.

Fall Initiatives

UT Micro Farm Workdays

UT Microfarm LogoMondays and Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The UT Micro Farm is the first student-run farm on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The Micro Farm will be growing food for the local community, creating sustainable systems, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration across campus. Email gardening@utenvironment.org for more information!

Sustainability Symposium September 19

Campus Sustainability Symposium

The University of Texas at Austin President's Sustainability Steering Committee will host a full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community on Friday, September 19, 2014. More about this event»

Course Development Award Winners

Congratulations Course Development Winners!

The Center for the Core Curriculum, the Sanger Learning Center, and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 Sustainability Course Development and PLUS Awards! Stay tuned for more information on next year's award cycle.

Longhorn Lights Out

Join the Dark Side!

Every last Friday of the month, join the movement to save energy by turning off all lights, unplugging personal electronics, and powering down computers and monitors in your workspace. More about this initiative»

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