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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.

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.

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