Annual Electronics Recycling Drive Continues At UH
The old adage of "reuse, reduce, recycle" continues for its fifth year at the University of Houston, as the Office of Sustainability and its partner, Bass Computer Recycling, are offering students, faculty and staff the means to consciously dispose of old and unused electronics. This year's electronics recycling drive is Thursday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
, in the Student Center South Circle Drive. No University property will be accepted. A full list of items and materials that Bass Computer Recycling will accept is available online. Bass Computer Recycling, an R-2 certified recycler and a TCEQ approved manufacturer with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, will process all of the donated electronics. It has the experience and the facility to design and implement a plan for e-waste needs, and can also clean, test and refurbish the equipment for resale. Items that cannot be refurbished will be deconstructed and recycled consciously to be reused elsewhere. For questions regarding the electronics recycling drive, contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-842-9051.
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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."
University and community organizations interested in becoming vendors, sponsors or providing volunteers should fill out a registration form on the Sustainability Fest's website.
UH Receives Tree Campus USA Designation for Fourth Straight Year
The University of Houston has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA institution by the Arbor Day Foundation, marking the fourth consecutive year UH has earned the distinction. Universities and colleges across the country can apply for the designation, which recognizes schools for being active stewards of the natural landscape of their campuses.
"Achieving this certification affirms our commitment to ensure that tree preservation continues and tree protection is at the center of grounds maintenance and care," said Michael Mendoza, sustainability manager for the UH Office of Sustainability. "The trees at UH are an integral part of the campus' identity and a valuable natural resource." UH is one of 32 schools in Texas and 368 nationwide this year to earn the Tree Campus USA distinction, which is not awarded unless an institution meets five standards.
UH's Office Of Sustainability Presents At Statewide Conference
The University of Houston's Office of Sustainability participated in the statewide Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability summit in Austin. The conference served to discuss the University's recently published Tree Inventory and its related impacts to campus operations and beyond, along with other sustainability efforts throughout campus.
UH Launches Center for Carbon Management in Energy For A Holistic Approach to a Low Carbon Future
The University of Houston recently launched its Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME) to connect faculty, researchers and students at UH with the energy industry. The center will help explore strategies to foster a low-carbon future for the energy industry. The CCME will be operationally led by Charles McConnell, a long-time energy executive and former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy. McConnell will work with industry to draw upon expertise from engineering, business, law and other disciplines to both reduce industry's carbon footprint and find new business applications for captured carbon and other emissions.