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Fruit Trees Need Training When Young

Once you have planted a fruit tree, it is useful to train the young plant to form a strong tree that will hold a lot of fruit.

Volunteer Opportunities Available at Shasta's Prairie

Several activities will take place over the course of the spring semester, beginning with a weeding and seeding event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

Office of Sustainability to Host Third Annual Electronics Recycling Drive

The event will take place Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center South Circle Drive.

UH Receives Tree Campus USA Certification

For the second year in a row, the University earned the designation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Upcycling to be Focus of Upcoming Sustainability Meetup

The Office of Sustainability and the UH Music Library are co-hosting the Feb. 28 event, during which participants will learn how to create book bags using plastic grocery bags.

New Partners, New Category for This Year's RecycleMania

For this year’s national competition, the University of Houston will be focused on increasing recycling rates and lowering trash rates at the Student Center.

Community Food Security by Community Gardening

Most people know what community gardening is, but how many know what the term community food security means? Generally, it refers to the availability and accessibility, or the lack thereof, of healthy food to all residents of a community.

Sustainability Partners with Football for Spring #BYOBottle Campaign

Students, faculty and staff who post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle on Instagram or Twitter with #BYOBottle and @UHSustain will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

UH Community Can Help Beautify Memorial Park in Time for Super Bowl

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the tree-planting event, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28.

Making the Case for Buying Fruit Trees

Pound for pound, fruit trees are economically great investments to go along with providing much needed nutrition by just walking outside, pulling a few fruit off the tree, and eating them right then and there.

Creating Edible Landscapes That Are More Than a Veggie Garden

More people are wanting edible gardens, but not the typical isolated area of raised beds between gravel paths, but rather a more typical ornamental garden that replaces some or all of the ornamental plantings with edible ones.

Office of Sustainability, LGBTQ Resource Center Partner for Meetup

The gathering, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Student Center South Skyline Room, will focus on social auditing and is open to everyone.

Sustainability Fest Returns to UH

UH students, faculty and staff can attend the annual event, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Butler Plaza. It will feature educational activities and displays from 40 exhibitors.

Six Top-Level Sustainability Fest Sponsors Recognized

UH Administration and Finance Marketing, Catering on Cullen, the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Whole Earth Provision Co., Houston B-cycle and Budget Dumpster all made donations worth more than $301 to the event.


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