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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

February 2022

Get Ready for Campus Race to Zero Waste!

Campus Race to Zero Waste. University mascot Temoc stands before a pile of filled recycling bags.

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Beginning January 31st through March 26th, UT Dallas is participating in Campus Race to Zero Waste, an annual recycling reporting and education competition. Join us for events, activities, and social media challenges as we compete with other schools for the first-place title! All events in February and March will be posted to the Comet Calendar and our Instagram page. Read more >

Black History Month. A woman in the woods carrying a pair of binoculars and a backpack.

Black History Month

We are celebrating Black excellence this Black History Month by uplifting those who work to make our planet and communities more environmentally sustainable. Here are a few modern Black environmentalists you should know. Read more >

FAQ: Single-Use Plastics Phase Out. A large pile of plastic bottles.

FAQ: Single-Use Plastics Phase Out

The UT Dallas Sustainability Committee, comprised of UTD students, staff, and faculty, is seeking support for its proposal to phase out single-use plastics on campus. What does this mean for your plastic products? How will campus be different without single-use plastics? Find out in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Read more >

Office of Sustainability Art Competitions. A jar of honey.

Office of Sustainability Art Competitions

Got a knack for art? Beginning in February, the Office of Sustainability will be accepting submissions for two art competitions: one for the new Comet Honey bottle label and one for mural art on the shed at the Eco Hub. You can find details of our art competition on our Instagram when they become available. The selected art pieces (one label and 3 murals) will be gifted with a prize. Read more >

Student Organization Spotlight: CFBT. A Comet Cruiser bus parked at the UT Dallas transit center.

Student Organization Spotlight: CFBT

This month, we’re highlighting the great work that students at UT Dallas do to make our campus more sustainable. Meet Comets for Better Transit (CFBT), a student organization led by Daniel Yahalom, a junior history major, designed to promote better options for cyclists, pedestrians, and public transportation. Read more >


The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

How Bees Fly. A bee landed on a flower.

How Bees Fly

Have you ever wondered how bees fly? And how they fly so fast? Eve gives us the scoop.

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Organic: What does it mean? A group of sprouts.

Organic: What does it mean?

Does the organic label matter? Is organic food better for you? What does it mean? Caroline answers your questions.

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Help Future You by Registering Your Bike. A student on a bike.

Help Future You by Registering Your Bike

Don’t let your stolen bike be lost forever! Ian gives advice on how and where to register your bike.

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Wetlands Action for People and Nature. Winding rivers.

Wetlands Action for People and Nature

Celebrate World Wetlands Day by learning about wetlands abroad like the Okavango Delta, and wetlands right here in DFW with Mohini.

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Documentary: Kiss the Ground. Text which reads 'Kiss the Ground' over two hands scooping up dirt.

Documentary: Kiss the Ground

Yen reviews a Netflix documentary on regenerative agriculture.

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Important Dates

Women in Science Day

February 11

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Spring 2022 Welcome Back

January 18 and 19

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SAFE ZONE Session 101: Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities

February 18

10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Diversity Lunch Series: Black History Month

February 22

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Broader Impacts – Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 23

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sustainability at UT Dallas Training (Staff & Faculty)

February 24

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Culture of Equity: Session 101

February 25

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Free Bicycle Quick Checks

February 25

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



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