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Bike/Pedestrian Transit Projects to Benefit UH

A cart path along Brays Bayou will provide a direct link from campus to the Energy Research Park. In addition, a connection bridge is being built over the bayou for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cool Season Color is Coming

Gardeners across the city are looking forward to the cooler fall temperatures and eager to get summer's tired annuals out of the garden.

Student Team Wins National Sustainability Award

The group was one of seven award recipients honored at the opening ceremony of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo in Baltimore on Oct. 9.

New Board at Cougar Woods Details Sustainability Efforts

Visitors to the dining hall can read all about how UH Dining is committed to environmental sustainability.

Submit Sustainability-Related Works in Creative Expressions Contest

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit original written or visual works to the Office of Sustainability by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

Volunteers, Sponsors, Exhibitors Needed for Sustainability Fest

The zero-waste event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in Butler Plaza

Whole Foods Community Giving Day to Aid Garden

On Oct. 5, a portion of the sales at 10 Houston-area stores will be donated to the University of Houston’s Campus Community Garden.

Growing the World's Healthiest Vegetables

Broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kohlrabi, Romanesco, and Chinese stem broccoli (gailan) are members of the Oleracea species in the Mustard Family of Brassicas. They all grow best between 55 and 70 degrees. Except for the coldest parts of our area, this means you should grow them in mid-October to mid-April.

METRO Board Member Talks Transportation

Christof Spieler, the guest speaker at the first sustainability meetup of the fall semester, discussed how METRO dramatically redesigned its bus network to improve frequency, reliability and convenience.

Volunteers Needed for Shasta's Prairie Weeding and Seeding Event

People are needed from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, to remove invasive grasses and replenish the prairie with native flowers.

Sustainability Office Talks Urban Gardening

The Wellness Lunch and Learn gathering included tips on to set up container gardens at home, as well as the benefits of having and working in a community garden.

Win Prizes During #BYOBottle Campaign

Students, faculty and staff can help reduce plastic waste by participating in the Office of Sustainability social media campaign during the first week of the fall semester.

Sustainability Meetup to Feature METRO Board Member, Transportation Expert

The first gathering of the fall semester will take place Sept. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 186 of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building. Christof Spieler will be the guest speaker.

Using Nature to Control Pests

There are six strategies for suppressing pests: diversification, keeping plants healthy, encouraging pests of the pests, using barriers to keep pests from plants, trapping pests, and using low-toxicity highly specific pesticides.

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