The Office of Sustainability gave away the prize as part of Earth Week activities, which took place April 15-22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poor drainage, nutritional difficulties, insects and diseases can be a result of imbalances or deficiencies in the soil, creating most of the problems plants encounter.
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.
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.
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.