already offer a variety of courses that include sustainability content, including utilizing campus itself as part of the classroom. We also have a wealth of staff who really care about their work and enjoy sharing it with students. We have all the pieces in place for our campus to be a really great example of a learning lab and we’re just getting started putting all those pieces together.” As well as their attempts to operate sustainably, UT is making efforts to include
sustainability in a wide variety of degrees and courses. “Ideally every student who comes to UT, no matter what major they have, at some point during their university career they will have a class that includes sustainability content,” notes Mr. Walker. An online database has recently been added to the university’s website to help prospective students find out what’s already on offer in terms of courses that include a focus on sustainability. “Every year we put out some
award money for faculty who either creates a new course with a sustainability focus or modifies an existing course to have a greater sustainability focus.” The University of Texas at Austin continues to make strides towards a completely sustainable campus. An inter-departmental team mentality and a proactive attitude is allowing the university to improve their operations, facilities, and academic focus on sustainability. c
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN CONTINUES TO MAKE STRIDES TOWARDS A COMPLETELY SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS.
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Published on Apr 23, 2015