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Sustainability Service Honors Semester Wrap-up

Written by Alisa Model (Sustainability Service Honors Eco Rep) It’s been a great semester for Sustainability Service Honors (SSH) at UTD! This program honors UTD graduates for completing at least 150 hours of service relating to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides service opportunities to students throughout the semester. This semester, thereContinue reading “Sustainability Service Honors Semester Wrap-up”

Environmental Justice Teach-In: Front Line Communities Fight Back

Written by Gwen Schaulis On April 14th, the Office of Sustainability partnered with Arts, Humanities and Technology to host a special teach-in event for the community. The UTD Teach-In Collective started in 2020 amidst the national call for accountability following the murder of George Floyd. Previous events have focused on topics such as white supremacy,Continue reading “Environmental Justice Teach-In: Front Line Communities Fight Back”

More than a Buzz: Bee Swarms Carry as much Electrical Charge as a Thunderstorm

Written by Eve Gersh – Bee Campus USA Eco Rep Electricity is not just something that powers our infrastructure and modern devices. It is one of the fundamental ingredients of the universe. Everything, from water to soil, carries its own electrical charge. This includes flowers and their pollen, and contributes to the work of honeybees.Continue reading “More than a Buzz: Bee Swarms Carry as much Electrical Charge as a Thunderstorm”

Mushrooms: The Unsung Heroes of the Climate Crisis

Image by Thanh Soledas, Unsplash Written by Ida Ghorbani Portobello, shiitake, porcini…mushrooms are a delicious and healthy addition to pizza, pasta, and pretty much any dish (at least in my opinion). However, did you know that mushrooms can also help fight climate change?  Yup! There has been research showing that mushrooms can be a pivotalContinue reading “Mushrooms: The Unsung Heroes of the Climate Crisis”

Justice at the Heart of Environmentalism

Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio Written by Gwen Schaulis Traditional approaches to environmentalism often fail to see the system at large. So, let’s take a step back. The civil rights movement, women’s rights movement, environmental movement, and other mid-century revolutions are all intertwined. They share a common goal: equal justice for all. InContinue reading “Justice at the Heart of Environmentalism”

What Agricultural Zone is Stardew Valley?

(Image Source: Title) Written By Anna Reid Stardew Valley, released to Steam on February 26, 2016 and later most other platforms by the end of the year, is now known as a prime example of an indie success story. It took Eric Barone four years to create the critically acclaimed farming and gardening sim onContinue reading “What Agricultural Zone is Stardew Valley?”

How to be Bird-Friendly

House Sparrow (© Brenda Clark, some rights reserved CC BY-NC 4.0) Written By Ian Seamans Making your home or apartment more bird-friendly is one of the most rewarding ways to be a conservationist. Watching a cardinal nibble from your bird feeder or watching a couple of mockingbirds dance from your kitchen window is a beautifulContinue reading “How to be Bird-Friendly”

The Many Positive Effects of Houseplants

Written by Anna Reid- Eco Hub Eco Rep Ah, the simple house plant. Most of us have them, whether it be a single cactus your grandma gave you or a miniature jungle you’ve collected over the past ten years (guilty). Still, not everyone realizes they have many positive effects. These positive effects range from scientificContinue reading “The Many Positive Effects of Houseplants”

Discover Six Eco-Friendly “Adders” & “Subtractors”

Written by Carolina Parra- Marketing Lead Eco Rep Imagine this: you’re finally planting your long-awaited Gardenias in your garden, but when you get down in the dirt, you discover how poor the soil is and the many critters that may want to harm your prized plants. Most people would automatically resort to chemical fertilizers andContinue reading “Discover Six Eco-Friendly “Adders” & “Subtractors””

RCE North Texas Conference

Written by Gwen Schaulis- Sustainability Service Honors & Environ. Justice Eco Rep November was an exciting month for our office! We partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Office of Sustainability to gather a network of multidisciplinary leaders within the North Texas region with the purpose of promoting education for sustainable development. This collaborationContinue reading “RCE North Texas Conference”