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!

Earth Month 2015

Get Ready For Earth Month!

Earth Month is right around the corner. Check out events that are taking place throughout the month of April and sign up for volunteer opportunities! For more information»

The Future of Water Event

Difficult Dialogues: The Future of Water in Texas

Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Andrew Sansom, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, and Kather Lieberknecht, lecturer in the Community and Regional Planning program at UT Austin.  More about this initiative»

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 our latest newsletter»

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Sustainability Events

No sustainaiblity events are currently scheduled.