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.

2015 Sustainability Showdown

2015 Sustainability Showdown

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd for the 2015 Sustainability Showdown, where one faculty member from each of UT Austin's 12 undergraduate-serving colleges will compete for a $2000 Scholarship for their home school or college. Each participating faculty will have approximately 6 mintues to make a case for why their discipline is MOST central to creating a more sustainable future.

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.

Spring Initiatives

UT Micro Farm Workdays

UT Microfarm LogoTuesdays 4 PM - 7 PM
Saturdays 9 AM - 12 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 microfarm@utenvironment.org for more information!

Sixth annual sustainability symposium

Sustainability Symposium Call for Abstracts!

The 2015 Sustainability Symposium is now accepting abstracts from current students, staff, and faculty. The Symposium will be on September 18th, 2015. Click here for more information.

Dates for Sustainability Tours Summer 2015

Sustainability at UT Intro Sessions

The Office of Sustainability and the Campus Environmental Center are offering short, informative tours during New Student Orientation this summer. See dates above, and RSVP here.

Green Labs Recognition Slide

Green Labs Recognized

The Green Labs Team recognized its first 22 Green Labs in May 2015 with a reception and awards ceremony. Click here for more information about this initiative.

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