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Energy and Sustainability Co-Curricular Programming

Energy and Sustainability Co-Curricular Programming

Students interested in issues around energy and sustainability can join the students minoring in Energy and Sustainability and UH faculty as they take excursions and study abroad. These opportunities are open to all University of Houston students, with preference given to students pursuing the minor when spots are limited. Upcoming opportunities will be announced on this website. Check back regularly for updates.

Conference on Food Sustainability and Security 

A conference on food sustainability and security will be held November 12-13, 2021. Faculty from the Honors College, the coordinator of UH Sustainability and the director of the PEEPS program in the College of Education are collaborating on this exciting project that will bring together faculty conducting research in this area from a broad variety of disciplines, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses to discuss current issues in food sustainability and security. Students will be able to attend the conference. 

Conference Schedule*

Wednesday, November 10

Farmer's Market at Lynn Eusan Park

Thursday, November 11

Screening of Food, Inc. at Student Center Theater, in collaboration with UH Student Centers

Friday, November 12

9-11:30 - Case Competition Presentations
1-2 p.m. Grand Challenges Forum Presentation kicks off afternoon sessions
4-5 p.m. Galveston Bay Foundation and Texas Parks & Wildlife

Saturday, November 13

3-4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on Food Insecurity

(Souper Bowl of Caring, Houston Food Bank, Houston Restaurant Weeks, and others)

*The schedule will be shared on this website by October 27. If you are interested in presenting your work at the Conference, please submit a proposal. The Call for Proposals has been extended to Monday, October 25; be sure to submit your proposal by then!

Register to the attend the Conference on Food Sustainability and Security.

**Additional student programming and updates to the conference will be shared on this webpage, so you are encouraged to check back periodically. 


Case Competition:

Students have the opportunities to work in a small group to develop a plan that addresses food sustainability or security in the local community. Winning presenters will be awarded a stipend to implement their solution. Guidelines and rules will be posted here. Check back here for information on the Case Competition for students.