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Textile Recycling Effort During Move-Out Proves Successful

The Office of Sustainability partnered with Green City Recycler to place donation pods at Cougar Place, Moody Towers and Bayou Oaks for students to drop off clothing, books, backpacks and other textiles that they no longer wanted.

Transform a Garden into an Edible Landscape

Fruit trees, shrubs and vines can fulfill a garden's need as well as any ornamental need. Houston gardens are able to grow many fruits with little maintenance.

EPA Presents UH with 2017 Food Recovery Challenge Award

A representative from the agency’s Region 6 office came to campus to deliver the award, which recognizes the hard work and effort of two food recovery programs.

Sustainability Fest Coming to Butler Plaza on April 17

The University of Houston community is invited to learn more about the latest in sustainable practices during the fifth annual event, which is being organized by the UH Office of Sustainability.

UH Earns Tree Campus USA Recognition for Third Straight Year

The Arbor Day Foundation program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

Fruit Trees Need Training

Once you have planted a fruit tree, it is useful to train the young plant to form a strong tree that will hold a lot of fruit. Once the tree has aged a year or more, it is important do to at least yearly pruning.

Fourth Annual Electronics Recycling Drive Open to UH Community

The Office of Sustainability’s annual event, now in its fourth year, will take place Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center South Circle Drive.

New Sustainability Manager Hopes to Take Efforts to the Next Level

Michael Mendoza, who joined the Office of Sustainability in November, hopes to build upon the success of numerous recent initiatives.

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.


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