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The University of Texas at Dallas

Sustainability Newsletter

May 2022

Have a Great Summer!

Sustainability Service Honors Graduates Celebrated. A student adding a new plant to a garden bed.

Sustainability Service Honors Graduates Celebrated

Each semester, hundreds of UT Dallas students serve their communities both virtually and in-person. Students who log 250 hours or more of service before the time they graduate receive Sustainability Service Honors and get the leave their legacy on campus by planting a pollinator garden. This year’s garden is located on the east side of the McDermott library and will be planted on May 6. Sustainability Service Honors recipients this semester include students who volunteered their time visiting hospice patients, working with refugees, providing translation services, leading student organizations, and many more. We congratulate and thank all Sustainability Service Honorees this spring! If you are interested in logging your hours to receive this award in future semesters, please visit the Sustainability Service Honors webpage.

City of Richardson Active Transportation Plan. A bicycle.

City of Richardson Active Transportation Plan

The City of Richardson is in the process of creating an Active Transportation Plan to better the city’s bicycle and pedestrian transportation network and to update their existing Bicycle Facilities and Trailways Plan. UT Dallas is represented on the Active Transportation Plan Committee and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee by our office’s Sustainability Coordinator and Bicycle Friendly University Eco Rep. Take the survey through the end of May to give your thoughts on transportation in the City of Richardson.

Be Air Aware. Clouds racing across the sky.

Be Air Aware

Airborne pollutants, like nitrous oxides and VOCs, affect the quality of life of many DFW residents by causing health issues such as irritation and headaches. Get air pollution alerts from Air North Texas to stay informed of air quality concerns.

 

The Greenhouse

Updates to the UT Dallas Eco Rep Blog

Earth Week at a Glance. A student standing next to a diagram in the shape of a tree.

Earth Week at a Glance

Why do we celebrate Earth Day? And how did UT Dallas participate this year? Anastasia gives us the scoop.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day. A field of sunflowers.

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day

International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day was on May 1. Mohini explains what it is and how you can celebrate this May.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

Beeswax Really is the Bees’ Knees. Bees walking across the surface of a honeycomb.

Beeswax Really is the Bees’ Knees

What’s the deal with beeswax? Do bees have knees? Eve answers our burning questions.

Head to the Greenhouse! >

 

Important Dates

Stressbusters: Canvas & Clay

May 4

11:00 a.m.

Finals Float

May 6

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2022 Joint General and Special Elections

May 7

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Late Night Final Exam Breakfast

May 9

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Spring 2022 All-University Commencement

May 15

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Texas Stream Team Training

May 19

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sustainability at UT Dallas Training

May 19

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Counseling Center and International Students

May 25

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

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