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!

Longhorn Lights Out Winter Break

Winter Break Power Down

Before leaving for Winter Break, 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»

Apply Now for the Green Fee

Applications Now Being Accepted

Calling all students, faculty, and staff: Submit your Green Fee Applications Now! Deadline is March 2. For more information»

Hook 'Em Green Newsletter

Hook 'Em Green Newsletter

Every two months, the Office of Sustainability highlights sustainability initiatives underway in both academic and operational units across campus in its Hook ‘Em Green Newsletter. Check out December's Newsletter»

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Sustainability Events

No sustainaiblity events are currently scheduled.