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Creating Walls Through Outdoor Living Spaces

Gardens are rooms – living spaces like their indoor counterparts, except the heating and air conditioning are at the whim of Mother Nature. Like interior rooms, they have walls and doorways, or rather fences and gates.

Monthly Sustainability Meetups to Kick Off Sept. 1

The idea is to showcase different sustainability themes and build a culture of sustainability on campus and in the community by featuring guest speakers, group activities and networking. The initial gathering will feature Dr. Bruce Race, director of the University of Houston’s Center for Sustainability and Resilience.

Ditch Plastic Water Bottles for Chance to Win Prizes

The #BYOB program is the brainchild of the UH Office of Sustainability, which is encouraging the UH community to stop using plastic water bottles that are used once and then thrown away.

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.

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