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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

December 2023

Have a Green Holiday Season!

A view of the Eco Hub showing the Greenhouse.

McDermott Scholars Gift Eco Hub Greenhouse

If you have visited the Eco Hub lately, you likely spotted the newly constructed greenhouse at the heart of the microfarm. Read the news story highlighting the generous gift from the 2018 Class of McDermott Scholars that made this addition to the Eco Hub possible.

Six Eco Reps standing together.

Join our team! Zero Waste Eco Rep for Hire

Are you enthusiastic about sustainability and reducing waste? Join the Office of Sustainability as a paid, part-time Zero Waste Eco Rep starting in Spring 2024. As a vital team member, you’ll drive campus sustainability through activities like cleanups, the Comet Composting program, and organizing recycling and composting data. This role not only contributes to a greener environment but also provides valuable professional development and collaboration opportunities with our committed team. Ready to make a positive impact? Learn more about the position and apply by December 17 at 11:59pm!

Three large letters, U-T-D, standing upright in the middle of Margaret McDermott Mall on the UTD campus.

Staff and Faculty Sustainability Teams Channel

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new Teams channel dedicated to fostering a vibrant community around sustainability at our campus. Whether you’re a seasoned eco-warrior or just getting started on your green journey, this space is designed for everyone to learn and grow together. Ready to dive into the world of sustainability with your colleagues? Join our dedicated channel where staff and faculty can ask questions, share insights, and engage in discussions with campus sustainability staff.

An aerial view of Parking Structure 1, showing its rooftop solar panels.

Clean, Green Power at UTD

UTD takes pride in its ongoing commitment to energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives added to the campus over the years. Discover more about the latest strides taken this semester, including electric grounds tools and student competitions, in the recent news story.


The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

A sign held aloft at a rally, reading “Indigenous Justice is Climate Justice”.

Earth Protectors:
Indigenous Wisdom
for a Sustainable Future

Shashank shares how indigenous traditional knowledge is essential in addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

A notebook open to page where “New Year’s Resolutions” is written at the top, followed by an numbered list that is still empty.

Leading a
Sustainable Lifestyle

Thinking of going green in the new year? Prashanth shares planet-friendly resolutions.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

A collection of fallen leaves.

Leaving Leaves
For The Bees
This Fall

Tired of raking leaves every fall? Eve shares how leaf litter is beneficial to pollinators.

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.


Important Dates

Finals Scream

December 7

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Late Night Final Exam Breakfast

December 11

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.



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