Grant Amount: $10,000
UT Greek Life represents just over 10% of the UT student body. This project appoints two Greek community sustainability ambassadors (one for men, one for women). The ambassadors focus on waste and energy use reduction as well as community outreach & education.
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Grant Amount: $4,365
Waller Creek runs through UT and has undergone significant beautification processes through the Green Fee Program. This project aims to keep the focus on Waller Creek through raised awareness via student involvement with Waller Creek Cleanups. Student involvement will be incentivized through prizes and entertaining events.
Grant Amount: $21,620
This project explored the feasibility of creating a local ‘city lab’ that marries the sustainability issues that challenge Austin and other Texas cities with the capacity for The University of Texas to solve these problems. Patterned after a similar program in Oregon, the Green Fee funded a pilot year where a working group was assembled, the first client was selected, and several faculty were encouraged to redesign their courses around environmental issues and their proposed solutions.
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Grant Amount: $25,500
This program will incentivize the development of more sustainability courses at UT. This will involve Peer Led Academic Studying (PLUS) to bolster the effectiveness of the program.
Grant Amount: $45,627 (2013), $7,500 (2014)
An online web-based sustainability “dashboard” helps facilitate student and visitor engagement with Battle Hall. The project envisions a future where many buildings at UT have detailed datasets available for research and teaching purposes, as well as monitoring building performance. The mobile kiosk and online dashboard funded by the project featured the history, culture, efficiency, and ecology of Battle Hall.