UH To Celebrate Upcoming Sixth Annual Sustainability Fest

The University of Houston will be hosting its sixth annual Sustainability Fest on April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Butler Plaza.

The event, which is being organized by the UH Office of Sustainability, aims to inform UH and community participants on sustainable practices in a fun and engaging way. 

“Everyone is invited to come out to this year’s Sustainability Fest and learn about the latest developments in sustainability,” said Michael Mendoza, manager for the Office of Sustainability. “It will also be a great place for people to discover changes they can incorporate in their daily lives to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.”

According to Mendoza, Sustainability Fest will be a zero-waste event with the goal to compost, recycle or reuse all of the materials that will be used and generated. Recyclable signage will be provided to show guests how to properly dispose of their waste.

The fest also has the goal of joining different organizations throughout the University to engage attendees through interactive activities, sustainability trivia and prizes. 

So far, according to Mendoza, various campus and community organizations will be in attendance, such as Houston BCycle, Air Alliance Houston, Keep Houston Beautiful, Hermann Park Conservancy, Project C.U.R.E., Green Mountain Energy and numerous UH departments.

“We hope that with this fest and through our campus and community partners, we will be able to connect attendees to volunteer and employment opportunities, as well as providing fun learning activities,” Mendoza said. 

Sustainability Fest will be following Houston Earth Day, which is celebrated April 14. 

University and community organizations interested in becoming vendors, sponsors or providing volunteers should fill out a registration form on the Sustainability Fest’s website.

For more details on Sustainability Fest and other sustainability initiatives and events at UH, visit the Office of Sustainability’s website, and follow it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.