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UH Farmers Market to Continue in Spring Semester

A total of eight markets will be held on various Wednesdays during the semester from noon to 4 p.m. to allow students, faculty and staff the opportunity to shop for locally sourced and produced food items without having to leave campus.

UH Receives National Award from EPA

The 2017 Food Recovery Challenge award was given to the University in large part to two food recovery programs here on campus.

Trees Planted in Campus Community Garden for Arbor Day

The plantings were part of the annual Rock the Campus volunteer event hosted by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program.

UH Receives Mayor's Proud Partner Award for Sustainability Efforts

The award recognizes individuals and institutions who have made an overwhelming contribution to the city of Houston’s quality of life.

Container Gardening With Fruit Trees

Growing fruits in containers presents some unique opportunities. The concept is not new. Fruit has been grown in containers for hundreds of years.

Office of Sustainability Reps Talk COAST at AASHE Conference

The UH alternative transportation program for students, faculty and staff was the subject of a presentation at the national gathering of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability and Higher Education.

Did Summer Kill Some Plants?

This summer was not as hot as it has been, but no doubt the heat took its toll on plants and trees. It's time to take an assessment and see what changes you might want to make during the fall gardening season.

Farm to Work Partner Finds New Presence at UH Farmers Market

Plant it Forward Farms is one of many vendors at the UH Farmers Market, a new initiative launched by UH Dining that benefits students, faculty and staff.

Win Prizes During #BYOBottle Campaign

Anyone who posts a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle on Instagram or Twitter with #BYOBottle and @UHSustain between Aug. 21 and Sept. 4 will be entered into a drawing.

Farm To Work Contest Winners Discuss the Fresh Produce Program

Four people who participated in the fresh produce service during the month of May received prizes in a drawing and talked about why they love the program.

Farm to Work Program Changes

The Farm to Work program at UH is transitioning to a new pickup date, time and location as well as a new weekly order deadline.

Sustainability Coordinator Presents at IEHA Houston Seminar

UH’s Melissa Halstead spoke about sustainability at the IEHA Houston Chapter Spring Seminar, which was held June 14.

Office of Sustainability Helps Celebrate Bayou Greenway Day

Representatives from the office entertained and educated families about sustainability during the April 29 event, which took place at MacGregor Park along the Brays Bayou Greenway.

Earth Week to Showcase Eco-Art, Alternative Transportation

This year’s celebration, which will take place April 17-23 and is being hosted by the Office of Sustainability, includes various activities that the UH community can participate in.

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