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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.

Emily Messa Continues Commitment to Clean City Commission

Houston City Council reappointed and confirmed her to another one-year term on the commission, which she has served on since 2010 and which is the governing arm of Keep Houston Beautiful.

Student Wins Bicycle for Filling Out Biking Survey

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.

Students, Faculty and Staff Take Part in Bike to UH Day

More than 40 people commuted to campus on May 1 and the weather was perfect for the event, which kicked off National Bike Month.

IFMA Members Learn About Sustainability Efforts at UH

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.

Saudi Professor Gets Lesson in UH Sustainability Initiatives

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.

Students, Faculty and Staff Needed for Sustainability Task Force

The group will be undertaking important work in the coming year, including developing a new sustainability governance structure for the campus.

Office of Sustainability Has a New Home

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.

Newly Installed Plaque Marks Cougar Woods' LEED Certification

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.

UH Community Encouraged to Take Part in Bike to UH Day

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.

UH Among the Best in State in One RecycleMania Category

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.

First-ever Earth Week Planned for April 17-26

There will be a wide variety of events for the campus community to attend, including informative movie screenings, outdoor treks and crafting activities.

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