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UH Shows Love for Trees this Valentine's Day

This past Valentine's Day, UH came together to plant hundreds of trees to show their love for campus green space. Teams of volunteers from multiple campus departments, as well as community partners reforested areas of the Technology Bridge, Cougar Woods, and around the newly built Elgin street garage.

UH RecycleMania 2020: Recycling Events Every Week!

Each spring semester, the UH Office of Sustainability facilitates RecycleMania, a friendly recycling competition for universities to promote waste reduction to their campus communities. Along with auditing recycling information, the Office of Sustainability also holds weekly events to help fellow coogs be better recyclers, or just get started in the first place. Below is a list of all the events you can take part in this coming spring. The more events you attend, the better your chances are of winning awesome zero waste prizes!

University of Houston Student Center Earns Green Gold!

Last month, the University of Houston Office of Sustainability gave out the first ever Green Office Awards to campus offices that have made efforts to cut waste, reduce consumption, and generally make their offices more sustainable. Now, to kick off 2020 right, the UH Student Center has become the first ever GOLD ranked UH Green Office.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Living Sustainably for the Spring 2020 Semester

Spring is a time of renewal. It is the season of blooming flowers and budding trees. Want to take Nature’s lead? Here are all the ways this Spring you can make the campus and yourself more sustainable.

WIN PRIZES DURING #UHBYOBOTTLE CAMPAIGN

Houston, Jan. 10, 2020 – Every year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, University of Houston students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help reduce plastic waste and win prizes by participating in the Office of Sustainability’s #UHBYOBottle social media campaign.

The Office of Sustainability Presents First-Ever Green Office Awards

The Office of Sustainability recently held its first-ever Green Office Awards. The inaugural event served to officially certify and honor university offices involved with the Green Office Program, which is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.

UH Sustainability Represented at AASHE 2019

This October, the University of Houston Office of Sustainability returned to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) national conference and expo to present two posters detailing campus sustainability. With approximately 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.

Texas' First High Speed Rail: Houston to Dallas Sustainably in 90 Minutes

On Thursday September 12th, the University of Houston Office of Sustainability hosted Texas Central as the first guest in the Fall 2019 Sustainability Meetup Series. Texas Central is the company undertaking the development, design, construction, finance, and operation of the innovative new high-speed passenger train to be built in Texas. Based on the “bullet trains” of Japan, this “Texas Sized” Shinkansen will be able to take you from Houston to Dallas in less than 90 minutes.

UH Again Earns Gold Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

The University of Houston is devoted to advancing sustainability on all fronts and every 3 years, the significance of these efforts is proven by high scores in the AASHE STARS report. This year, the University earned a rank of GOLD (the second highest ranking in the report) for the second reporting period in a row - additionally raising its overall score.

The Office of Sustainability attends the 2019 Greater Houston Environmental Summit

The Office of Sustainability recently had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Greater Houston Environmental Summit. The conference was hosted by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC), a cohort of nearly 150 environmentally-focused organizations in the Houston-Gulf Coast region, and sought to showcase how Houston has been working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

#UHBYOBottle Returns for Fall 2019!

Every year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, University of Houston students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help reduce plastic waste and win prizes by participating in the Office of Sustainability’s #UHBYOBottle social media campaign.

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.


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