Having trouble viewing this message? View it in your web browser

The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

February 2023

Environmentalist Voices Heard

The side of a single-story gabled-roof building. The top half of the background is painted light blue, the bottom half is painted yellow, with a blurred boundry between them. To the left is a human heart, from which sprout trees and flowers that have attracted humingbirds. To the right are the words “ECO HUB” in letters made of greenery.

UTD Eco Hub Enhanced with Student Murals

The Eco Hub received a colorful and bright transformation with the addition of murals completed by UT Dallas art students. The murals connected themes of nature, food justice, and school pride to the Eco Hub’s mission of food production for food insecure communities. Students worked to create individual or collaborative designs focused on connecting with the natural world while telling an underlying message. Explore the different murals and appreciate the work accomplished by talented students and be sure to check out the murals next time you pass by the Eco Hub!

A hand reaching out of the darkness, holding a heart-shaped section of jigsaw puzzle stiped with the colors of Black Liberation.

Celebrating Black Environmental Justice Leaders

As we celebrate Black History Month, let us remember the environmental justice leaders who fight for communities of color to have the right to live in a healthy environment. These leaders have made a lasting difference as they fight for clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all. This year, we acknowledge activist Marsha Jackson who has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of communities of color and led the fight to remove a huge pile of waste known as Shingle Mountain from her neighborhood of Floral Farms in Dallas.

A large group of people posing for a photo. A few of those in the front hold up a board reading “You’ve been caught making Texas more sustainable.”

TRACS Annual Summit April 3-4, 2023

The Texas Regional Alliance of Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is a network of students, faculty, and sustainability professionals implementing sustainability solutions across campus operations, academic curriculum, and off-campus fields of influence. The 9th Annual TRACS Summit is April 3-4, 2023, hosted at Texas A&M University, where higher education sustainability stakeholders will meet to learn best practices, share innovative ideas, and develop new connections. All are welcome to attend, registration closes March 24 and abstract proposals for presentations close February 10.

A speaker at a podium addressing an audience.

RCE North Texas Summit Post Event Page

The 2022 Regional Center for Expertise (RCE) North Texas Summit’s post event page is live! Check out the page if you want to want a recap on the Summit and the insightful presentations provided by regional sustainability stakeholders.


The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

A small grey and white bird.

How to be Bird-Friendly

Why are bird populations on the decline and what can you do to help? Fly on over to Ian’s post.

Head to the Greenhouse! >


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. Meghana Bommareddy.

Volunteer of the Month: Meghana Bommareddy (she/her)

Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

Graduation Date: Spring 2023

Why she volunteers: I care about supporting my community.

Favorite volunteering experience: I was recently selected for a national retreat hosted by the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate advocacy organization. For three days, I attended campaign development and strategic planning workshops, exchanged ideas with people from all around the country, and learned how to build a national movement through local action. Ask me about what Sunrise’s Dallas hub has been up to!


Important Dates

Eco Hub Workday

February 11

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

UTD Homecoming Campus Cleanup

February 14

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sustainability Podcast Club Introductory Meeting

February 16

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Birdwatching for Citizen Science

February 17

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UT Dallas Campus Clean Up

February 18

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Eco Hub Workday

February 25

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



Office of Sustainability

Subscribe | Contact Us | Web | Instagram

The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Prefer not to receive future email messages? Unsubscribe from this email list.