Making Amends: How To

Artwork by T2T Design Team (Ella Whittaker, Diego Allison, Elianna Panakis, Abbey Lehr) Written by T2T Team (Diego Allison, Abbey Lehr, Mika Kochheiser) The Trash to Treasure team is excited to share Making Amends, our new collaborative initiative! Making Amends facilitates the upcycling process of clothing within the UT community through circular design practices. This … Continue reading Making Amends: How To

Trash to Treasure & Making Amends

Artwork by (Abby Raffle + Claren Moyers) Written by T2T Team (Diego Allison, Abbey Lehr, Mika Kochheiser) Trash to Treasure was one of the first Campus Environmental Center projects. Since 2006, the project has worked to divert reusable goods throughout campus instead of ending up in the landfill. By hosting donation drives at the end … Continue reading Trash to Treasure & Making Amends

Palm Oil: The Secret Ingredient with an Environmental Cost

Image Credit: Ananya Majesh By: Samara Zuckerbrod & Sally Jung What do Nutella, bread and soap all have in common? Their ingredients lists seem like they would be vastly different. And while I like Nutella and bread and soap separately, I would hesitate to combine them. Is it that you can eat all three? No, … Continue reading Palm Oil: The Secret Ingredient with an Environmental Cost

Our Vision Statement for 2020-2021

Every semester the CEC leadership team crafts a vision statement that reflects our leaders' goals, current events and campus needs. This is our vision statement for the 2020-2021 semester:  An accessible and interdisciplinary community focused on individual accountability and taking collective action to promote systemic change. We aim to remain adaptive and promote inclusive education … Continue reading Our Vision Statement for 2020-2021

Half-Pint’s new seed library, how-to collect seeds

By: Jack Rouse This summer I collected a lot of seeds. It felt constructive and restorative while everything else was put on hold. I was able to look forward to a time when the weather wasn’t so hot and they could be planted to bring more life to the world.  Every native seed planted is … Continue reading Half-Pint’s new seed library, how-to collect seeds

What to know about water conservation in Austin

My introduction to water scarcity began with an episode of Star Trek in which, on a planet far far away, wars were being fought over a precious resource — water. If I remember correctly, the Star Trek officers were shocked by this conflict, having water so readily available aboard their intergalactic vessel.  However, to our … Continue reading What to know about water conservation in Austin

Black Lives Matter is Environmental Justice

These past few months, stuck in our houses amid the pandemic, we’ve all had to do some thinking. Where did the world go wrong? Could we have prepared better for the spread of COVID-19? (Answer: YES) How will we all keep ourselves and our families safe while still participating in the ever-important economy? All of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter is Environmental Justice

Sustainability and diet: How dietary choices impact your carbon footprint

Hello all! Hope you all are doing well and eating well while self-isolating at home. As someone who is vegetarian for sustainability purposes, it has been interesting to see my family experiment with Impossible Meat, lentils and tofu in an attempt to cater to my culinary choices. The family favorite (which is actually just my … Continue reading Sustainability and diet: How dietary choices impact your carbon footprint

Carbon Emissions and COVID-19 — an Inverted Correlation

As many of us have had to experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has essentially forced a mass-scale withdrawal from society. The United States government has recommended adhering to social distancing guidelines, with many cities ordering that nonessential businesses close. In a broader context this means that the spread of the virus is directly impacting economic participation. … Continue reading Carbon Emissions and COVID-19 — an Inverted Correlation

Comprehending the Climate Crisis: It’s Personal

We have all heard “Climate Change isn’t real” or “I can’t do anything about global warming” or “It’s on your generation to fix this planet.” All of these statements either reject or brush off personal responsibility in the fight against climate change. However, even those who accept a role in the environmentalism movement have trouble … Continue reading Comprehending the Climate Crisis: It’s Personal