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Learn How to be a 'Rot Star' in Campus Community Garden

The UH community is invited to learn the basics of composting during a special RecycleMania event planned for Tuesday, March 10.

Submissions Being Accepted for Campus RecycleMania Competitions

The deadline is March 13 for teams to turn in their best ideas for helping improve recycling or waste minimization at the University of Houston.

Free 'WALL-E' Screening One of Many RecycleMania Events

The UH Office of Sustainability is sponsoring the showing, which is open to the UH community and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the multipurpose room of Oberholtzer Hall.

RecycleMania Activities About to Get Underway

A kickoff event planned for Feb. 5 in Butler Plaza will usher in a long list of fun and educational activities over the next two months on the UH campus.

Survey Seeks Input on Campus Biking Environment

The short online survey asks 18 questions that will provide valuable information that will help improve the biking situation for everyone.

Bauer Starbucks Gets New LED Lights

The new bulbs are more energy efficient and have similar light output, so guests likely will not notice any difference.

Campus C-Stores Convert to EcoGrounds Sustainable Coffee

The switch was brought on by the University’s participation in the national Fair Trade Campaign, which partners with colleges and universities to offer Fair Trade products at all campus dining locations and at catered events.

Generating Less Trash Was One of the Goals of Sustainability Fest

Everyone who attended the Dec. 3 event in Lynn Eusan Park was encouraged to use the recycling bins and compost boxes in an effort to minimize the amout of garbage thrown out.

Best Guess Earns Lucky Student a Prize at Sustainability Fest

Of the 58 people who submitted their best guess as to how much cardboard Facilities Management had bundled on the back of a truck, Jahaziel Carrera came the closest and earned a $25 gift card.

Winners Announced in Sustainability Fest Poetry Contest

Twelve people submitted works, with the top three as chosen by a panel of judges receiving gift cards and having their poems read during the Sustainability Fest.

Bicycle Repair Station Installed

Students can now fill up their tires with air and make minor repairs at the location that opened recently outside of the Cougar Village II residential facility.

UH Initiatives Honored at Annual Luncheon

The UH Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management garnered a total of three awards during the recent Mayor’s Proud Partners Luncheon.

Office of Sustainability Invites UH Community to Participate in Poetry Contest

As part of this year's Sustainability Fest, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit poems about sustainability for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards.

Sustainability Fest to Feature Educational Demos, Giveaways and More

Being sustainable means doing more than just recycling and that's exactly what the event coordinators for this year's Sustainability Fest want attendees to realize.


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