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
In partnership with the Center for Core Curriculum, the Office of Sustainability is pleased to congratulate the grand prize winners of our course development award competition!
- Dr. William S. Swearingen won the new course award, which he will use to create SOC 321K: Building the Sustainable City.
- Dr. Gregory Knapp won the course conversion award, which will allow him to enhance the ethics and sustainability components of his UGS 303: Latin America: Environmental History and Sustainability course.
The award competition received an outstanding response from applicants all across campus. Thanks to everyone who applied!
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!
Every Saturday starting January 12 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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 email@example.com for more information!
Deadline Extended: Submit Your Abstract Now!
The Office of Sustainability is now accepting abstracts for UT Austin's 4th Annual Sustainability Symposium. The symposium will feature 25 short presentations from a variety of students, faculty, and staff. The deadline for submissions is now Wednesday, May 29, 2013. More about the 2013 Sustainability Symposium»
May is National Bike Month!
UT Austin has several bicycle and alternative transportation programs. Check them out through Parking and Transportation Services's website. More about alternative transporation at UT»
Single-stream recycling is coming!
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.