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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.

The Low Down on Good Mulch

Gardening in southeast Texas has many intricacies, oddities and details, but there is one practice that is uncomplicated, easy to do and tremendously valuable. We all need to mulch.

Clothing Drive Rescues Nearly 6,000 Pounds of Textiles from Landfill

Three members of the Sustainability Task Force partnered with American Textile Recycling Service and the Salvation Army to place donation bins inside five on-campus residential communities during the final three weeks of the spring semester.

Summer Garden's Bounty has Plenty of Options

In many food gardens, May and June are the most productive months of the year. But what should one do with July and the months that follow? Is it worth bothering?

Grace Deal Wins Earth Week Drawing for Foldable Bicycle

The Office of Sustainability gave away the prize as part of Earth Week activities, which took place April 15-22.

Office of Sustainability Student Places Third in National Competition

Gabriela Contreras' winning essay will be published in an upcoming issue of College Services magazine, the quarterly publication of NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.

Office of Sustainability, BikeHouston to Host Bike to UH Day

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to ride their bicycles to campus on Friday, May 6, then stop by Butler Plaza between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for snacks and refreshments.

Sarah Kelly Talks Sustainability with Houston Realtors

UH’s sustainability manager joined Houston community leaders for an active discussion about making Houston a more sustainable, beautiful environment now and in the future.

UH Will Celebrate Earth Week April 15-23

A wide variety of on- and off-campus activities will be taking place, including volunteer events, a documentary screening, a sustainability meetup and an Earth Day rotational program in the residence halls.

Nominate Someone for Sustainable Coog Series

The Office of Sustainability will be showcasing UH students, faculty, staff and alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and improving the natural environment.

Donate Unused Electronics at Upcoming Recycling Drive

Students, faculty and staff can bring the items to the second annual drive on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center circle drive. UH-owned property will not be accepted.

Going Vertical in the Garden

Spring is the season of the vertical vegetable garden. Trellises and cages are our friends, for they allow us to have much more production by growing up rather than horizontally.

UH to Host Water Drive for Flint Residents

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate cases of water during the March 11 event, which is being sponsored by the UH Black Leadership Network and the Office of Community Relations and Institutional Access.

Next Sustainability Meetup to Feature Recycling, Waste Experts

The March 8 gathering is the third of four events hosted by the UH Office of Sustainability that are taking place during the national RecycleMania competition.

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