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Farm to Work Program Changes

The Farm to Work program at UH is transitioning to a new pickup date, time and location as well as a new weekly order deadline.

Sustainability Coordinator Presents at IEHA Houston Seminar

UH’s Melissa Halstead spoke about sustainability at the IEHA Houston Chapter Spring Seminar, which was held June 14.

Office of Sustainability Helps Celebrate Bayou Greenway Day

Representatives from the office entertained and educated families about sustainability during the April 29 event, which took place at MacGregor Park along the Brays Bayou Greenway.

Earth Week to Showcase Eco-Art, Alternative Transportation

This year’s celebration, which will take place April 17-23 and is being hosted by the Office of Sustainability, includes various activities that the UH community can participate in.

New Employee Wellness Program Farm to Work Set For Soft Launch

The initiative will make it easy and affordable for University of Houston employees to pick up baskets of fresh local fruits, herbs and vegetables on campus.

Fruit Trees Need Training When Young

Once you have planted a fruit tree, it is useful to train the young plant to form a strong tree that will hold a lot of fruit.

Volunteer Opportunities Available at Shasta's Prairie

Several activities will take place over the course of the spring semester, beginning with a weeding and seeding event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

Office of Sustainability to Host Third Annual Electronics Recycling Drive

The event will take place Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center South Circle Drive.

UH Receives Tree Campus USA Certification

For the second year in a row, the University earned the designation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Upcycling to be Focus of Upcoming Sustainability Meetup

The Office of Sustainability and the UH Music Library are co-hosting the Feb. 28 event, during which participants will learn how to create book bags using plastic grocery bags.

New Partners, New Category for This Year's RecycleMania

For this year’s national competition, the University of Houston will be focused on increasing recycling rates and lowering trash rates at the Student Center.

Community Food Security by Community Gardening

Most people know what community gardening is, but how many know what the term community food security means? Generally, it refers to the availability and accessibility, or the lack thereof, of healthy food to all residents of a community.

Sustainability Partners with Football for Spring #BYOBottle Campaign

Students, faculty and staff who post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle on Instagram or Twitter with #BYOBottle and @UHSustain will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

UH Community Can Help Beautify Memorial Park in Time for Super Bowl

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the tree-planting event, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28.


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