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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.

Water Bottle Filling Stations a Hit as Usage Surpasses Million Mark

In the 18 months since Facilities Management installed the first UH2O water bottle filling station on the University of Houston campus, they have been used more than 1.1 million times.

Parents, Students Attend 'Healthy Coogs, Healthy Planet'

About two dozen people got a chance to tour the campus community garden and learn about healthy eating during the annual Family Weekend at the University of Houston.

Kiva Room Latest to Receive Energy Efficient LED Lights

More lights on campus have been switched out to LED lamps, which will save the University of Houston energy and money.


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