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
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
The 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 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.
Mondays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
University Lecture Series on Sustainability
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and UT Austin Finance professors Keith Brown and Laura Starks will discuss responsible, values-driven investment and business practices, especially regarding the recent movement aimed at higher education to divest their endowment funds from fossil fules. More about this event»
Join the Dark Side: Longhorn Lights Out
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»
Single-stream recycling is here!
This coming fall semester the UT Austin campus will transition to single stream recycling as part of our goal to achieve zero waste by 2020. More about our recycling initiatives»
Know: Sustainability Events
No sustainaiblity events are currently scheduled.