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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

March 2022

Campus Race to Zero Waste Continues

Campus Race to Zero Waste. School mascot Temoc and two students stand in front of a pile of filled recycling bags holding up a sign which reads “Don’t forget to recycle!”

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Help us celebrate zero waste on UTD campus through March 26th! Join us for events, activities, and social media challenges as we compete with other schools for the first-place title! This month, join us for our signature event, Mount Trashmore, a visual representation of the trash and recycling UTD produces in a day, and a free e-waste collection event.

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Office of Sustainability Mural Competition. A shed whose walls are painted with scenes from nature.

Office of Sustainability Mural Competition

Do you like art? Want to make a permanent mark on campus? The UTD Eco Hub is in need of mural art for its shed! We are looking for 3 mural pieces from students relating to gardening, farming, and other relevant nature and sustainability topics. You can find more information in the link below, and all additional questions can be forwarded to sustainability@utdallas.edu.

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Women’s History Month. A woman smiling through the branches of a tree that she is holding.

Women’s History Month

Women have long been stewards of the environment and protectors of the Earth. This month, we’re celebrating the women and nonbinary individuals who inspire us by fighting for the planet and protecting the Earth’s resources.

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Get ready for the Global Sustainability Experience! Three students in a library sitting around a table filled with open books and notebooks. In the upper right corner of the photo is a badge bearing a drawing of a plant shoot inside a light bulb, surrounded by the words “Naveen Jindal School of Management - Sustainability Case Competition”.

Get ready for the Global Sustainability Experience!

The Naveen Jindal School of Management will hold its first Sustainability Competition in spring 2022, and students are invited to present their business plan ideas to address and propose a solution to sustainability challenges. Through innovative approaches and fresh perspectives, we believe UT Dallas students can develop potential solutions to critical global issues through transformative leadership. The final round of the competition will be held in person on Earth Day, April 22, 2022.

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Shared Air DFW. An electronic map showing regional air quality measurements and the locations of local air monitoring stations.

Shared Air DFW

Have questions about air quality in DFW? Check out Shared Air DFW, a tool created in a collaborative effort by the University of Texas at Dallas, Downwinders at Risk, the City of Plano, Dallas County, Dallas College, and Paul Quinn College. It is the first and only regional “hyper-local” air monitoring network in Texas and one of the only ones being built by any US city. Dr. David Lary, who helped lead this project, will be giving a talk about his work on Wednesday March 23 from 3-4pm.

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The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

You Live in an Endangered Eco-Region. A field of wildflowers and long grasses.

You Live in an Endangered Eco-Region

The blackland prairie is one of the most endangered eco-regions in the United States. Ian has more information.

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Right to Repair Movement Enters Congress. A farmer works on his tractor while a child looks on from the driver’s seat.

Right to Repair Movement Enters Congress

Mohini explains why it’s important to be able to repair agricultural equipment and other devices.

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What a Bee Sees. A bee perched over a flower.

What a Bee Sees

Dive into the complex world of a bee’s vision with Eve.

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UTD LEED Buildings. The UT Dallas Student Services Building.

UTD LEED Buildings

What makes a building sustainable? What does this look like on UTD campus? Find out more with Yen.

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Texas Master Naturalists. Students in the woods pointing to something up in the trees, beyond the edge of the photograph.

Texas Master Naturalists

Want to learn more about North Texas’s natural history? Caroline explains the process.

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Important Dates

Group Bike Ride

March 4

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Women’s History Month Watch Party

March 8

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

International Women’s Day Social

March 8

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mount Trashmore

March 9

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sustainability Case Competition: Global Sustainability Experience

March 11, TBD

March 21, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Research 411 Talk Show: Sensing in Service of Society

March 23

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

UCC - Employer Roundtable | Women in STEM

March 24

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Free E-Waste Collection

March 25

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

iWeek: Multiculturalism or Interculturalism?

March 29

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



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