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5 Common Garden Mistakes for Beginners

I started getting into plants and gardening during quarantine, and it is such a fun way to destress and grow my own food! Because I am a college student living in an apartment, my garden is currently herbs, but I have previously enjoyed planting other vegetables such as peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower, and kale! WhatContinue reading “5 Common Garden Mistakes for Beginners”

The Language of Trees

Once thought of as silent and independent organisms, trees and their ecosystems have recently become a hot topic in the scientific community. This entered the public eye in 2015 when Peter Wohlleben published his book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World with a strikingContinue reading “The Language of Trees”

You Live In an Endangered Eco-Region

If you live in North Texas, you are probably not aware that you live in one of the United States’ most endangered eco-regions. Stretching from the Oklahoma border to San Antonio is the Blackland Prairie. 200 years ago, it was said to look like a sea of tall grasses as far as the eye couldContinue reading “You Live In an Endangered Eco-Region”

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?”