The online survey, which was created by the UH Office of Sustainability, was filled out by 1,744 students, faculty and staff by the time it closed on May 1. Those who completed it could then enter their name into a drawing for the bike, which was donated by Blue Line Bike Lab.
More than 40 people commuted to campus on May 1 and the weather was perfect for the event, which kicked off National Bike Month.
UH Office of Sustainability Program Manager Sarah Kelly, along with representatives of Lone Star College-Kingwood and San Jacinto College, took part in a May 5 roundtable presentation at the IFMA’s international headquarters in west Houston.
Dr. Habib M. Alshuwaikhat, a professor of urban sustainability from King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, recently spent a day on campus learning about what UH is undertaking and its vision for sustainability.
The group will be undertaking important work in the coming year, including developing a new sustainability governance structure for the campus.
The office moved its operations out of Oberholtzer Hall and into the Cougar Card office in the Welcome Center Parking Garage at the end of April.
The marker will be a constant reminder of all the hard work and sustainability-related thinking that went into the design of the dining hall, which opened its doors in the fall of 2012.
The Office of Sustainability and BikeHouston will be manning tables at Butler Plaza from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1, providing information and refreshments to students, faculty and staff who ride their bicycles to campus on that day.
The University placed fifth out of 23 participating schools in Texas this spring in the category that focuses on recycling the highest combined gross tonnage of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans.
There will be a wide variety of events for the campus community to attend, including informative movie screenings, outdoor treks and crafting activities.
The 2015 What’s the Big Idea contest asked teams of students, faculty and staff to propose ideas for improving recycling or reducing waste on the University of Houston campus.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to upload photos via Twitter and explain how they were having a zero-waste spring break.
Everyone who attended a RecycleMania event over the past two months on campus was entered into the drawing.
Student wins WALL-E recycled art piece from the Office of Sustainability during a free screening of the Disney/Pixar film on March 5.