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Kristina Michel
Communications Coordinator

Facilities Services Becomes Sustainability Fest Platinum Sponsor

Houston, Nov. 4, 2015 — University of Houston's Facilities Services has become a platinum sponsor to Sustainability Fest for its donation of a SwagWay and safety equipment.

The items will be given to the winner of a special social media contest during Sustainability Fest, which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Lynn Eusan Park. With its donation, Facilities Services is a platinum sponsor, the highest-level sponsorship status.

"Facilities Services is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2015 Sustainability Fest event," said Jacquie Vargas, communications manager for Facilities Services. "Our department supports the important education initiatives undertaken by the Office of Sustainability to engage the campus community through programming and events like Sustainability Fest, the campus community garden, water conservation projects, renewable energy, recycling and waste management."

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Fest offers the UH community practical information about how to live sustainably in a fun and entertaining setting, while also highlighting sustainability initiatives across campus and the city.

To reach platinum sponsorship status, sponsors must donate monetary or prize items worth more than $501. There are four sponsorship status levels for Sustainability Fest:

  • Bronze Level: $25 to $100
  • Silver Level: $101 to $250
  • Gold Level: $251 to $500
  • Platinum Level: $501 and above

For more information about Sustainability Fest, go to

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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 43,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.