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First Sustainability Meetup of Spring Semester Planned

The event will take place April 17 at 6 p.m. and will include videos featuring people living without waste, the recycling process and food waste-reduction strategies.

Katy Prairie Conservancy Fundraiser to Benefit Houston Universities

The UH campus will be getting a pocket prairie in green space between the Science and Engineering Classroom Building, Science and Research 2, and the UH Science Center.

RecycleMania Competition to Kick Off at UH

The celebration for the annual nationwide tournament will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Butler Plaza and will include a water taste test challenge and recycling games.

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food

If you are like the vast majority of people, in order to reach your potential in a garden, you will need to take classes, read books, and especially try and try again with your hands in the dirt.

#BYOBottle is Back for Spring Semester

The Office of Sustainability is asking UH students, faculty and staff to post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle to Instagram or Twitter Jan. 19-22 for a chance to win a T-shirt, water bottle or tote bag.

Office of Sustainability Listed as CEC Member

The Citizens' Environmental Coalition is an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations whose activities impact the environment and quality of life in the Houston-Galveston area. It has approximately 100 member organizations.

Student Wins SustainableCoog Social Media Contest

Creative writing and media production student Caroline Cao received a new Swagway in the contest hosted by the Office of Sustainability as part of Sustainability Fest activities.

Sustainability Fest Educates, Entertains UH Community

The annual event, which had to be moved indoors to the Rockwell Pavilion because of poor weather, offered much to the many people who attended.

It's Easy to Become a Fruit Tree Fanatic

Fruit gardening is much easier than vegetable gardening. It takes less planting, less watering, less weeding, less money invested, less time harvesting, less energy, with huge results in amount of food produced.

City of Houston Reaches Sustainability Fest Platinum Sponsor Status

The city has donated family four packs to the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting.

Pedal Party Becomes Gold Sponsor to Sustainability Fest

The business has donated a gift card for a two-hour rental of a 16-passenger bike that will be given away during the Nov. 17 event in Lynn Eusan Park.

Facilities Services Becomes Sustainability Fest Platinum Sponsor

The department has reached the highest level of sponsorship by donating a SwagWay and safety equipment for the upcoming event.

Office of Sustainability, MVP to Host 'Rock the Campus' event

Volunteers can assist in gardening, landscaping, planting trees, tree mulching and cleanup projects at several locations across campus on Friday, Nov. 6.

Creative Expressions Contest Seeks Entries

The UH community can win prizes by creating a written work or visual art piece for competition that is part of the upcoming Sustainability Fest.


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