Spring 2018

Campfires (a.k.a. general meetings) are every 1st and 3rd Monday from 6:00-7:00 PM in JGB 2.216.

Campfires are free and open to all current and prospective members, as well as the general UT community.

At campfires, we discuss contemporary environmental issues, get updates on upcoming opportunities, and hear from guest speakers on a variety of topics. (and we usually have snacks, too.)

Spring 2018 Campfire Program

Climate Change Effects in Texas

Feb. 5

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Dr. Thoralf Meyer of the Department of Geography and the Environment will discuss how climate change impacts ecosystems and communities in Texas.

Environmental Arts and Humanities

Feb. 19


Learn more about the role that literature and other arts can help us understand our relationship with the environment with guest Dr. Allen MacDuffie of the Department of English.

Environmental Justice, Law, and Policy

Mar. 5


The CEC will host a discussion on issues of environmental justice, law, and policy with guest speaker Kelly L. Haragan, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the UT-Austin School of Law.

Fast Fashion and Consumerism

Mar. 19


Peggy Blum of the Textiles and Apparel Department will share her insight on the impacts of fast fashion and consumerism and their implications for sustainability.

Representing Environmental Issues in Media

Apr. 2

kevintuerffenviromedia_400xx160-160-0-0.jpgKevin Tuerff, UT alumnus and co-founder of KVRX student radio, co-founder of EnviroMedia Inc., and author of Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, will share his perspective on the role of media in addressing social and environmental issues.

Intro to Central Texas Ecosystems

Apr. 16 (2018 Earth Week speaker)

Billy O’Leary, a certified Central Texas Master Naturalist and staff member of the Longhorn Stream Team will share his knowledge of Central Texas native and invasive species and the natural aspects that make our home unique.