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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

January 2022

Ring in the new year sustainably!

Reduce Single-Use Plastics on UTD Campus. A sign saying 'No To Plastic'.

Reduce Single-Use Plastics on UTD Campus

Since fall 2020, the UT Dallas Sustainability Committee has been working on a plan for the gradual phasing out of single-use plastics on campus. Learn more about the proposal, what it entails, and how you can show your support. Read more >

Preparations Made for Spring Wildflowers. A field of black-eyed susan flowers.

Preparations Made for Spring Wildflowers

This December, UT Dallas seeded wildflowers in preparation for a spring and summer bloom in several areas on UT Dallas campus. These flowers will not only beautify our campus but provide crucial ecosystem services such as pollinator food and habitat. Read more >

UTeach Program Writes Sustainable Lesson Plans. Adults and children around an outdoor table looking at specimen jars.

UTeach Program Writes Sustainable Lesson Plans

One of UTeach’s Project-Based Instruction (PBI) courses recently presented lesson plans for 6-12th graders based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Some of their projects included using bee boxes as a tool for learning geometry and helping students design monarch waystations to learn principles of ecology. Read more >

Sustainability and the Federal Infrastructure Bill. The US Capital building.

Sustainability and the Federal Infrastructure Bill

In November, President Biden signed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. This bill includes money for things like roads and bridges, and sustainability was not left out of the negotiations. How will things like clean energy and environmental justice be supported? Read more >

Get Ready for Campus Race to Zero Waste. University mascot Temoc in front of a pile of filled recycling bags.

Get Ready for Campus Race to Zero Waste

UT Dallas will be participating in Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly known as Recyclemania, again this year. Stay tuned for more information about getting involved and learning more about recycling efforts on campus. In the meantime, you can read more about Campus Race to Zero Waste on their website. Read more >


The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

Sustainable Resolutions. A hand holding a sparkler.

Sustainable Resolutions

Yen gives you tips for having a sustainable new year.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

Learn to Care For Your Bike. A bicyclist riding through campus.

Learn to Care For Your Bike

Ian shares an instructional video for basic bike care and maintenance.

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Recycling Podcast Review. The cover image for a podcast, reading 'How to Save a Planet'.

Recycling Podcast Review

Anastasia reviews an episode of the How to Save a Planet podcast about recycling.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

Daylight Savings and Sustainability. Sunlight pouring through the top of an arbor latice onto a fountain.

Daylight Savings and Sustainability

How does daylight savings impact sustainability? Mohini has more information.

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Sustainability Book Review. The cover of a book which reads 'The Uninhabitable Earth, A story of the future, David Wallace-Wells'.

Sustainability Book Review

Hear Caroline’s thoughts on The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells.

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Fungi to the Rescue. A person spooning honey from a jar to a mug.

Fungi to the Rescue

The bees are disappearing, can mushrooms save them? Eve thinks they can.

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Important Dates

NTFB: Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Spring

January 15

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Spring 2022 Welcome Back

January 18 and 19

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Comets Cultural Conversations: MLK Jr. Week

January 18

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MVC Welcome Lunch

January 19 and 25

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free Bike Quick Checks

January 28

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Teach-In: Inequality in Student Internships

January 28

12:00 p.m.



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