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Right to Repair Movement Enters Congress

A new Senate bill was recently introduced on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), in an attempt to address an issue that has monopolized the agricultural industry for years.  The Agriculture Right to Repair Act is a first step to restoring the right of individuals to repair their own equipment by requiringContinue reading “Right to Repair Movement Enters Congress”

UTD LEED Buildings

UT Dallas is a champion for sustainability in many areas, including operations and building management. We have a number of LEED-certified and green buildings around campus, such as Dining Hall West and Student Services Building. Wonder what makes these buildings green? Here are some information on the LEED certification and some of our LEED-certified buildingsContinue reading “UTD LEED Buildings”

Texas Master Naturalists

If you’ve been involved in sustainability for long, you might’ve heard about or met someone who is a Texas Master Naturalist. Our state’s Master Naturalists are well trained and a great resource! The program is run by the Texas A&M Agrilife extension, and their goal is “to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provideContinue reading “Texas Master Naturalists”

Sustainability in Action

“Campus Race to Zero Waste” Events in March Do you want to get involved? Look no further! Below is an overview of our upcoming outreach and volunteer events: “Mount Trashmore” – Join us on Wednesday, March 9th from 10am-1pm at the Chess Plaza. Mount Trashmore is an annual demonstration of the trash and recycling thatContinue reading “Sustainability in Action”

Organic: What does it mean?

By now, it’s common for grocery stores to have an ‘organic’ section in produce and meat. With higher prices and uncertainty around what the label means, many consumers wonder if buying organic is actually worth it. Does the organic label matter? To ensure that a product follows organic guidelines, make sure to look for theContinue reading “Organic: What does it mean?”

Make Haste for Zero Waste

Get Involved TODAY! Campus Race to Zero Waste is right around the corner. The fair and friendly competition between colleges and universites kicks off on Sunday, January 30, and it is aimed at waste minimization and recycling efforts . The Office of Sustainability will be organizing events and social media challenges throughout February and MarchContinue reading “Make Haste for Zero Waste”

Documentary: Kiss the Ground

Regenerative agriculture is defined as “a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. It aims to capture carbon in the soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation and climate change.” If you are interested in learning more about regenerative agriculture, IContinue reading “Documentary: Kiss the Ground”

Daylight Savings and Sustainability

We all know the feeling of adjusting between Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time. Even though it only happens twice a year, it’s an adaptive period that leaves many of us reeling. But what are the greater consequences of establishing Daylight Savings Time? And how did we end up with 8 months of it everyContinue reading “Daylight Savings and Sustainability”

Podcast: Recycling! Is it BS?

This episode of How to Save a Planet takes a look at the science behind recycling, settles the question of whether its an environmental boon or hinderance, and explores different calls to action. Something interesting that was discussed in the episode was how to deal with the feeling of guilt associated with using plastic products.Continue reading “Podcast: Recycling! Is it BS?”