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Residential Move out Recycles 8,960 Pounds of Textiles

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.

Sustainability Fest Celebrates 6th Year

Over 300 guests attended the 2019 UH Sustainability Fest, held by the Office of Sustainability on Tuesday, April 16th, in Butler Plaza.

UH’s Office Of Sustainability Presents At Statewide Conference

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 To Celebrate Upcoming Sixth Annual Sustainability Fest

Now in its sixth year, UH’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Sustainability Fest, aiming to inform UH and community participants on sustainable practices in a fun and engaging way.

Annual Electronics Recycling Drive Continues At UH

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.

UH Receives Tree Campus USA Designation for Fourth Straight Year

Universities and colleges across the country can apply for the recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation, which honors schools for being active stewards of the natural landscape of their campuses.

Spring Back to Sustainability

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?

Urban Beekeeping Meetup: How to Help Bees in Houston

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!

CAMPUS TREE INVENTORY: Trees on Campus Would Cost $16.25 Million to Replace

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.

November Sustainability Meetup - TcSUH

This November, the Office of Sustainability and the Texas Center for Superconductivity partnered to educate the UH community about the role of superconductors in sustainable energy futures.

October Sustainability Meetup - Air Alliance Houston

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.

AASHE Conference and Expo 2018

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!

Sustainability Meetup Relaunch - Soil Biology and Conservation

On Thursday September 6, 2018, The University of Houston Office of Sustainability officially relaunched the Sustainability Meetup series - featuring Daniel Millikin of Memorial Park Conservancy.

Bike Share Program Expands to UH Community

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.


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