Sustainability Fest Celebrates 6th Year

img_4984.jpgOver 300 guests attended the 2019 UH Sustainability Fest, held by the Office of Sustainability on Tuesday, April 16th, in Butler Plaza.

Celebrating its 6th year, guests engaged with over 30 vendors and partners on topics representing the full spectrum of sustainability from across the state of Texas. Attendees could watch live bees making honey in a glass hive, learn about Texas Central’s quest for America’s first bullet train, and hear the City of Houston’s climate action plan, just to name a few of S. Fest’s activities. Themed zones of the event included energy, wellness, inclusion, the natural environment, and transportation to represent the systemic nature of university sustainability practices.

“It was a really great turn out!” said representatives from the City of Houston’s Sustainability Office. “Really great to see so much energy at the event.”

"I take notes, and it just keeps getting better every year!" Said one of the presenter's from NASA.

Attendees could also enter a img_4991.jpgraffle by visiting as many booths as they could for a chance to win prizes from event sponsors. Prizes included first time gardener starter kits, a yearlong family membership to the Houston Zoo, zero waste kits, and much more.

Sustainability Fest also continued its commitment to vegan dining and zero waste practices. These initiatives not only lower the event’s carbon footprint drastically, but also set the precedent for other events to do the same.

Sustainability Fest will return for its 7th year in spring 2020, also marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.


Full list of 2019 Sponsors and Partners:


7 Elements


NASA - Johnson Space Center


UH Dining

Air Alliance Houston




UH Energy

All things Bees Texas


Project C.U.R.E.


UH Facilities

City of Houston Office of Sustainability


Rise Against Hunger


UH Honors in Community Health



Student Conservation Association


UH LGBTQ Resource Center

Green Mountain Energy





Hermann Park Conservancy


Texas Central


UH Student Centers

Houston BCycle


Texas Master Naturalist Gulf Coast Chapter


UH Wellness

Keep Houston Beautiful


The Metropolitan Volunteer Program


University of Houston Police Department

Memorial Park Conservancy


UH Campus Recreation


Urban Harvest



UH Coastal Center


 Whole Earth Provision Co.