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Sponsors, Volunteers Sought for Upcoming Sustainability Fest

The fun and educational event, which will take place Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lynn Eusan Park, offers the UH community practical information about how to live more sustainably, while also highlighting sustainability initiatives across campus and the city.

Sustainable Architecture Focus of Upcoming Sustainability Meetup

The guest speaker for the Oct. 14 event will be Associate Professor Donna Kacmar, founder and director of the UH Materials Research Collaborative.

Group Honors Office of Sustainability for RecycleMania Efforts

Cincinnati-based Purposeful Networks is the leading provider of digital platforms and programs to support significant positive impact around the world. Its Student Actions Awards are based on a methodology that celebrates student progress, momentum and impact during the spring semester.

Composting is a Banquet for the Garden

When it comes to feeding soil to produce a rich, healthy environment for plants and help conserve water, composting provides the appetizer, entree and dessert.

Creating Walls Through Outdoor Living Spaces

Gardens are rooms – living spaces like their indoor counterparts, except the heating and air conditioning are at the whim of Mother Nature. Like interior rooms, they have walls and doorways, or rather fences and gates.

Monthly Sustainability Meetups to Kick Off Sept. 1

The idea is to showcase different sustainability themes and build a culture of sustainability on campus and in the community by featuring guest speakers, group activities and networking. The initial gathering will feature Dr. Bruce Race, director of the University of Houston’s Center for Sustainability and Resilience.

Ditch Plastic Water Bottles for Chance to Win Prizes

The #BYOB program is the brainchild of the UH Office of Sustainability, which is encouraging the UH community to stop using plastic water bottles that are used once and then thrown away.

UH Whole Foods Market Community Day to Have a 'Sustainable' Presence

On Aug. 20, the store in the Galleria area will donate a portion of its sales that day to the University of Houston’s campus community garden and Shasta’s Culinary Workshop.

New Garden Assistants Have Been Pals for Years

Lupe Orozco and Margarita Reza, who are in charge of tending the campus community garden and keeping everything in order, first met when they were 5 years old.

Help Needed Battling Heat, Humidity and Weeds in Community Garden

The UH Office of Sustainability welcomes volunteers to help in the garden, which grows produce that is donated to area food pantries.

Although it is Still Summer, You Need a Plan

Fall planting is close and requires some planning. Now is the time to decide what you want to grow in the fall.

UH Community Invited to Participate in Vanpool Webinar

Students, faculty and staff can take part in the 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 24, to learn more about the services offered by METRO STAR, the regional vanpool provider for an eight-county region in and around Houston.

Enjoy Summer Fragrances from the Garden

Living in one of the nation’s largest cities the sense of smell should be a high priority in the garden, especially during summer when the heat magnifies the not-so-welcome odors of trash and traffic.

Summer Bake is Just Around the Corner

This is the time of year when we grudgingly give up the abundance of nutritious vegetables that easily grow in the cooler seasons.

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