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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

September 2022

Welcome Back, Comets!

Sustainability for Students, Staff and Faculty. A field of flowers.

Sustainability for Students, Staff and Faculty

Welcome back to campus! How can the Office of Sustainability help you this fall? Our recently updated website has information about Office of Sustainability programs and services such as Sustainability Service Honors, the Green Office Program, and operational stewardship. For questions about our programs and services, please contact us at sustainability@utdallas.edu.

Eco Hub Workdays Open to All UT Dallas. Two students in front ot the Eco Hub.

Eco Hub Workdays Open to All UT Dallas

Beginning this semester, Eco Hub workdays are open to all UT Dallas students, staff and faculty in groups of 5 or fewer. Show up ready to work with a snack, water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Workdays will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12 and December 3. Register for Eco Hub workdays on Engage UTD. For groups larger than 5, please contact sustainability@utdallas.edu.

Changes to Sustainability Service Honors Requirements. Students planting trees.

Changes to Sustainability Service Honors Requirements

Sustainability Service Honors, a program designed to recognize students completing service hours relating to one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, is now adding tiers of achievement. Students will receive Sustainability Service Honors Bronze for earning 150-199 hours of service, Silver for earning 200-249 hours of service, and Gold for earning 250 or more hours. Each tier will be recognized in their own way, and only the Sustainability Service Honors Gold recipients will be invited to our planting ceremony that takes place each spring.

Former Eco Rep Receives Competitive Udall Scholarship. Paulina Hruskoci.

Former Eco Rep Receives Competitive Udall Scholarship

Paulina Hruskoci, former Office of Sustainability Eco Rep, is one of 55 college students across the country receive a $7000 Udall Scholarship. She received the scholarship based on commitment to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native health care, leadership potential, record of public service, and academic achievement.

The Buzz About UTD Sustainability. A mass of bees.

The Buzz About UTD Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability was recently featured in the Dallas Morning News in an article highlighting UTD’s apiaries. See what the buzz is about.


The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

We’ll be back in October with the latest and greatest of the Greenhouse Blog!


Sustainability Service Honors Highlight

Each month, we highlight Comets who give back to their communities through service. You can register for Sustainability Service Honors to be recognized for your service on the Sustainability website.

Volunteer of the Month. Changho Lee.

Volunteer of the Month: Changho Lee (he/him/his)

Degree Program: Geospatial Information Sciences, PhD

Graduation Date: Fall 2024

Why he volunteers: When I am the first to volunteer, it can enlarge a movement of sustainability. I believe in the power of one person to lead change in the world.

Favorite volunteering experience: My favorite experiences are the Eco Hub and Honey Helpers. I was impressed by the interactions between plants and honeybees when I participated in both activities. Honeybees help to fertilize plants and plants provide food for honeybees.


Important Dates

Sustainability at UT Dallas Training (Staff & Faculty)

September 15

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Eco Hub Workday

September 17

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.



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