Through a continued partnership with local textile recycling company Green City Recyclers, residential move out was able to recycle 8,960 pounds of used clothing, books and other textiles. This marks an eight-fold increase from the previous year.
The Office of Sustainability joined statewide summit to present UH’s sustainability efforts. The conference served to discuss and learn different means to further enhance green efforts in campuses across Texas.
UH’s Office of Sustainability continues fifth year of reusing, reducing and recycling old and unused electronics at the University of Houston. The drive will take place on March 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fall of 2018 saw lots of activity for the Office of Sustainability. Starting with the hiring of a new sustainability coordinator, the semester was marked by ramped up programming and outreach. Monthly sustainability education events were held, posters were given at conferences, and BCycle stations were installed. Each of these efforts move UH steps closer to being a more sustainable university. But what is in store for the coming spring?
Tuesday December 4th marked the conclusion of the 2018 Sustainability Meetup Series. This Meetup, featuring local Beekeeping expert Shelley Rice, founder of All Things Bees Texas, was a hands on experience for UH faculty, staff and students alike!
A comprehensive tree survey and inventory was one of the major goals outlined in the UH Campus Tree Care Plan, developed in 2015 by the UH Tree Campus USA Committee. In summer 2018 The Office of Sustainability and partners completed the inventory valuing campus trees at $16.25 million.
Tuesday October 9th, 2018 marked the continuation of the Sustainability Meetup series presented by the University of Houston Office of Sustainability. With the mission of making it “easier for people interested in sustainability issues to connect with each other and learn”, this Meetup was focused on bringing people together with shared concern over Houston’s air quality.
The University of Houston Office of Sustainability once again attended and presented at the AASHE Conference and Expo. A poster was submitted on UH sustainable dining initiatives and a student worker won a conference scholarship!
Several BCycle stations have been installed across campus, allowing the UH community to connect with the growing network of bike stations across the city, or to just get from one side of campus to the other.