Grant Amount: $15,000
UT produces hundreds of gallons of waste food oil weekly. Combined with its fleet of diesel vehicles, a demand for biodiesel exists. This project proposes a student-led food-oil to biodiesel recycling program for with a report on the program’s success after one year.
Grant Amount: $40,000
University Health Services uniquely manages large amounts of medical waste. This project will aim to reduce the amount of waste produced by UHS in an effort to comply with their motto of “do no harm” consistent with health related services culture. The project creates a graduate assistant to audit current waste and propose solutions. Phase two involves developing a concrete plan to reduce waste.
Year: 2011, 2013
Grant Amount: $1500 (2011), $1000 (2013)
The LBJ Green Society has helped in reducing the amount of waste produced from weekly lunch talks and meetings hosted at the LBJ School. By reducing landfill waste and composting, we are providing more nutrients for soil and plants as opposed to throwing our waste into landfills that do us no good. All LBJ dining service have switched to compostable materials for plates, bowls, cups and silverware. By partnering with Organics by Gosh, the LBJ Green Society has three compost bins. By March 2012, LBJ had composted over 10,500 lbs of food and compostable waste.
Furthermore, by introducing sustainable habits to those who may not already think about composting, we are sowing the seeds of environmentally conscious living.
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