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Alumnus Spotlight: Harry Hadland ’15

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing alumnus Harry Hadland ’15, Political Science major and former president of Students for Sustainability. He has been working for the Houston Food Bank since 2017 and applying what he learned… Continue Reading →

Beginning City Cycling with Tacos and Coffee: March 21

St. Edward’s University alumnus, Benji Fitten ’19, previously featured on our newsletter, is currently working with Ghisallo Cycling  Initiative, a local nonprofit in Austin, TX. he reached out to us to extend an invitation to a workshop to learn how to bike safely in… Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight: Stella Cunningham ’21

A week or so ago I had the pleasure of meeting with current St. Edward’s student Stella Cunningham ’21 who is a Mathematics major with a minor in Computer Science. In Summer 2019, she interned with the Nature Conservancy working… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Myrka Moreno ’19

This week, Lorna Probasco ‘20, interviewed recent graduate Myrka Moreno 19’ who majored in Digital Media Management and minored in Journalism during her time here on the hilltop. Today she is a Social Media Engagement Fellow for “Grist,” a Seattle-based… Continue Reading →

Chocolate might become an obsolete Valentine’s tradition

Chocolate – the ideal valentines day gift, paired with a few roses maybe. For centuries the companionship of the two remains as a staple in the holiday’s tradition. However, chocolate, or before its chocolate–cocoa–could be in danger of production. Climate change… Continue Reading →

Meet our new Tree Campus USA intern Paloma Ridge ’21

The Office of Sustainability welcomes our newest Tree Campus USA intern and ENSP major, Paloma Ridge ’21  When she isn’t working on schoolwork, Paloma does field work during her work-study with university arborist and groundskeeper, Roy Johnson. She’s passionate about sharing… Continue Reading →

Add a Little Green to Your Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air- the humid, warm, sticky air. With it means Valentines day, a time for dates, love, treating yourself (and hopefully the environment) right. Whether you have plans this February 14th with a loved one, your friends,… Continue Reading →

Elections In Texas: How to Prep and Cast Your Vote

The next big voting day in Texas is right around the corner. March 3, 2020 or Super Tuesday is the primary election. Since 2020 is presidential election year, there are a few things to consider before November rolls around. Texas makes… Continue Reading →

Hilltop Highlight: Henry Gillespie ’20

For this student spotlight, Lorna Probasco ’20 spoke with Global Studies major, Henry Gillespie ’20. With his time on the Hilltop, Henry has been involved in both sustainability organizations and efforts on campus. Alongside his studies, he manages the community garden… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Griffith ’19

Last week we checked in with Samuel Griffith, who graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric and Creative Writing concentration. We asked him a few questions about life on the hilltop and what came thereafter.  What have you… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s Receives Tree Campus USA 2019 Recognition

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, St. Edward’s University was honored with 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for… Continue Reading →

Internship Opportunity: Tree Campus USA Intern for Spring 2020

About The Office of Sustainability seeks an undergraduate student intern to assist with the spring Tree Campus USA initiatives and related events. St. Edward’s has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA each year since 2016 and intends to keep… Continue Reading →

Alumni Spotlight: Benji Fitten ’19

Benji Fitten ‘19, a Political Science alumnus, spoke with the Office of Sustainability to talk about his efforts as an Americorps Vista for the City of Austin’s transportation department and what it takes to keep Austin riding. When did you… Continue Reading →

Internship Opportunity: Office of Sustainability

We’re hiring! The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Sustainability Digital Media Assistant for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester. This position is ideal for any St. Edward’s student who has experience with cross-digital marketing, digital media, project management—oh, and someone… Continue Reading →

Tips for a Green Holiday Season

Every holiday season, it’s commonplace that many of us feel the looming pressure to produce something new and exciting for the people on our shopping list. But something new doesn’t have to come at the expense of our planet, or… Continue Reading →

What do you do with broken Christmas lights?

If you already decorated for the Christmas season you may have stumbled across some old or obsolete strings lights. Unfortunately, string lights are recycle contaminants and cannot be put into your city recycling bin. They can become tangled in recycle… Continue Reading →

Meet the new sustainability team member: Hayley Wood

Hayley Wood is a new, yet familiar face joining the President’s Office as the Sustainability Communications Strategist and Administrative Coordinator. She supports Sustainability Coordinator, Cristina Bordin in all activities of Dr. Martin’s office and implementing strategies to educate the St…. Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s makes progress on greenhouse gas report

Making sense of the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Results By Andi Utter ’20 What does all of this mean? Why does it matter? (I’m glad you asked!). The reason I was originally assigned to do this research was because the university needed… Continue Reading →

Updated Campus Sustainability Map

Here is the latest version of the sustainability campus map, including the CapMetro bus stop next to our campus. Click to download the map  

Students take home prizes and internships at Texas Society for Ecological Restoration conference

The Texas Society for Ecological Restoration held its 24th Annual Conference November 8-10, 2019. Dr. Amy Concilio attended the event with Olivia Rome ’20, Yeji Kang ’20, and Jack Rippel ’20. Dr. Concilio presented on the ecological winners and losers… Continue Reading →

A Time to be Thankful and Not as Wasteful

The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and we’re entering a time of reflection and thankfulness. Be it Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, there is one thing most of us count on- lots and lots of food! However, sometimes, lots and lots… Continue Reading →

Students live green and clean up Blunn Creek

This past Saturday, student employees from Ragsdale Center and Students for Sustainability spent the morning cleaning up Blunn Creek. The students packed up 15 bags of trash and even removed a bicycle! The handsaw found a new home with one… Continue Reading →

Nov. 12 – Celebrate Texas Arbor Month

Do it for the trees, those Texas trees. Texas Arbor Day may have been the first Friday in November, but we are celebrating all month! Come out and join the Office of Sustainability alongside Tree Campus USA on November 12th… Continue Reading →

Mary Knothe ’19 is spreading sustainability

Mary Knothe ’19, an Environmental Science and Policy alumna, spoke with Office of Sustainability Digital Media Intern Lorna Probasco ’20 to talk about how she’s using what she learned at St. Edward’s University, in the classroom and out of it, to help her… Continue Reading →

Call for student posters: Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is thrilled to be hosted by UT Rio Grande Valley for the 8th Annual TRACS Summit, March 26 – 29 on South Padre Island! The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability is now accepting student poster submissions…. Continue Reading →

Camila Rojas ’19 on her published research and life after SEU

Camila Rojas’ 19, an Environmental Science and Policy alumna, recently had her research published about tourism management, Protected area entry fee and governance quality, which resulted from her study abroad experience in Panama. Camila is currently working at a research station in Costa Rica… Continue Reading →

Mischief Night: Last minute sustainable costumes

Picture this. It’s 8PM and you’re on the couch watching Netflix noshing on cauliflower. Your friend from your 2PM Ethics class messages you,  “Hey friend, tomorrow- me, you, a couple of friends. We’re going out! Gonna catch some Halloween screenings,… Continue Reading →

Applications open: Hook Wild Basin Creative Research Fellowship

Students! Are you interested in creating and working on research or creative projects at preserves in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system? Then apply for the Hook Wild Basin Creative Research Fellowship by Dec. 10, 2019 (Fall) or Mar. 8, 2020… Continue Reading →

Touching base with Grace DeLucia ’19

For this Alumni Spotlight, Lorna Probasco ’20 sat down and spoke with Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) alumna, Grace DeLucia ’19. Following her time at St. Edward’s, she has taken a position at Steven W. Carothers & Associates (SWCA) Environmental Consultants working… Continue Reading →

Meet Lorna Probasco ’20 – Sustainability Digital Media Intern

Hello, my name is Lorna Marie Probasco ’20 and I am one of two Digital Media interns for the Office of Sustainability! I am a fourth-year Global Studies student in the Dual Degree Program here at St. Edward’s in partnership… Continue Reading →

New Sustainability Office intern Julia Kudrick ’22 says hello

I am so excited to have been given the Digital Media Internship and to be a part of the Office of Sustainability team! As a new transfer student at St. Edward’s, I was looking for a way to get more… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Food Donation Program Specialist with Harris County Public Health

Harris County Public Health is seeking a Food Donation Program Specialist to work with the Take Out Hunger (TOH) program through the duration of the grant (approximately 18 months). Take Out Hunger is a food recovery initiative to increase safe food… Continue Reading →

Paid internship opportunity: Democracy and Clean Energy with the Sierra Club

The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is seeking a paid intern to focus on foundational research into low civic engagement in the San Antonio area (and possibly other areas) which will help inform a much broader democracy program in… Continue Reading →

Study abroad and air mile footprint by the numbers

Andi Utter ’20 is the Greenhouse Gas Analyst Intern for the Office of Sustainability. Every month, she keeps us updated on her work and shares interesting information. Follow our blog and Instagram to get her latest updates. These past few weeks I… Continue Reading →

Try your hand at this recycling game

The next time you need a break, try playing the Austin Recycles game from the City of Austin. You can test your knowledge about what you can and can’t recycle in our city. You can even earn a certificate after you beat the… Continue Reading →

Dr. Beck talks Climate Change Policy with Fortune

Fortune magazine asked Dr. Peter Beck, professor of Environmental Science and Policy, to weigh in on a United Nations Conference report that proposes a new ‘Bretton Woods’ Conference’ to revamp global climate change policy. Read the entire article here.

Panel and Networking: Careers with the City of Austin

Career and Professional Development is excited to partner with the City of Austin Human Resources to host “Careers with the City of Austin” next Wednesday. This event is open to all students and is a great opportunity for them to… Continue Reading →

Applications open: Student Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

17th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet Open Date: October 1, 2019 Close Date: November 19, 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 17th Annual P3 Awards: A… Continue Reading →

Free event: Austin Wildlife Watch photo tagging training

Wild Basin is a partner in an exciting city-wide project and national wildlife monitoring program (Urban Wildlife Information Network). Working with The Nature Conservancy of Texas, the City of Austin, Parks and Wildlife Department, and others, we are sponsoring a… Continue Reading →

Andi Utter ’20 on her experience at the Climate Strike Rally

As an intern of the Office of Sustainability, and as a student of Dr. Concilio, Friday’s Climate Strike and events across the city of Austin were amazing to participate in. First I volunteered to help set up a “parklet.” This… Continue Reading →

Careers in Environmental Science and Sustainability Night

Career and Professional Development will kick off the 2019-2020 Careers in Panel & Networking Night Series with a collaboration with Dr. Peter Beck and the ENSP department on Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mabee Ballrooms A &… Continue Reading →

Andi Utter ’20 and Ricardo Vivas ’20 PARK mini golf downtown

Andi Utter ’20 and Ricardo Vivas ’20 spent Friday morning creating a mini-golf course downtown. This wasn’t just any mini-golf course. The putt-putt holes were built downtown on prime real estate on Congress Avenue, just south of the Capitol. The… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Austin EcoNetwork Social Media Intern

The Austin EcoNetwork (AEN) is an environmental news site based in Austin, dedicated to educating the public about the local environment. They are looking for an editorial intern to learn and work with them on delivering the local news in innovative ways…. Continue Reading →

Meet our Greenhouse Gas Analyst Intern Andi Utter ’20

Andi Utter ’20 joined the Office of Sustainability as the Greenhouse Gas Analyst Intern for Fall 2019. Get to know Andi, learn about her project, and what she wants to do after graduation. Tell us about yourself and how you came to… Continue Reading →

Register now for the Challenge Studio Information Session

Registration is open for an information session on the City of Austin’s Challenge Studio led by Lance McNeill, Program Administrator. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss the program and get your questions answered.The Challenge Studio is an intensive 9-month program that… Continue Reading →

Submit your climate change story

EarthBeat, a project from the National Catholic Reporter is seeking reader-submitted stories with photos on personal experiences with climate change. EarthBeat wants to hear from you and “your Small Earth Story might reflect that moment when you began eating differently, heating or cooling… Continue Reading →

Speaker Series: Birds, Birding, and Conservation in Guatemala with Rob Cahill

Although less frequently visited by birders than other Central American countries, Guatemala is rich in diversity with over 730 species. Nearly one-third of the country of Guatemala is designated Important Bird Areas. Rob Cahill will introduce the birds of Guatemala… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Urban Roots Food and Leadership Fellowship

What is Urban Roots and what do they do? Urban Roots cultivates leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage and nourish the community. They grow 25,000 lbs of produce each year… Continue Reading →

Make your move in green

If you’re headed to campus this week, take advantage of these tips to make your move in fast, easy, and more sustainable. Only pack what you need Moving will take less time (very important when it’s hot outside) and you’ll… Continue Reading →

Application open for Changemaker Challenge for Young Visionaries

T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation and nonprofit partner Ashoka are teaming up again this year to kick off the second-annual Changemaker Challenge. This nationwide contest gives trailblazing young leaders the stage to share their ideas for creating more connected, sustainable and inclusive communities… Continue Reading →

Discounted CapMetro Passes Available for Purchase

Did you know that you can purchase CapMetro bus passes for 35% off through St. Edward’s? Riding the bus is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint by cutting down the amount of gasoline you’d use by driving your own… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Colorado River Alliance Education Program

The Colorado River Alliance is seeking education interns for the Fall 2019 semester. If you’re looking for an impactful, meaningful internship, you might be a great fit for our Mobile River Program or Redbud Field-Trip Program. As an intern, your primary duty is to deliver fun,… Continue Reading →

Johnson’s Backyard Garden CSA boxes are coming to campus

Beginning August 30th, Johnson’s Backyard Garden (JBG) will deliver their small size CSA boxes to the campus community. Boxes will be available for pick up on campus, every Friday from 3-6 pm. Sign up for your box at the link… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Austin Circular Economy Program

Austin Resource Recovery is hiring marketing and programming interns. Work for a fun and dynamic City of Austin department helping to promote the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goals. The City of Austin has a stated commitment to achieving Zero… Continue Reading →

Gwendolyn Bailey ’12 recognized for her PhD research

Gwendolyn Bailey ’12, PSM ’15 was recognized in the past year by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Association (European Commission) as the research fellow of the week. Bailey is a PhD candidate at KU Leuven University studying Sustainable Materials Science with a concentration… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: It’s Time Texas

It’s Time Texas is a team of dreamers and doers bound by a belief in the power of healthy living and passion for healthier communities. They have a collaborative, creative, egalitarian culture, love to have fun and get things done. They are… Continue Reading →

Put your Koozie collection to work

If you’re like me, you have a stack of Koozies at home collecting dust. Austin360 compiled this list of 12 ways to reuse Koozies at work or home. How do you reuse Koozies? Tag us in your photos on Instagram at @seu_sustainability.

Internship opportunity: Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is hiring a Digital Media Intern for the fall semester. The assistant will help manage our social media accounts and create engaging content, on and off-line. Bonus points for advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, or photography skills…. Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Wild Basin Creative Research Center

Wild Basin Creative Research Center has several fall internships open: Outreach and Public Relations Intern Environmental Education intern Natural Resource & Land Management Intern Stewardship and Sustainability Coordinator Intern These internships are located at Wild Basin Creative Research Center, an… Continue Reading →

Indoor plants that clean your air

Plants can improve your mood, boost productivity, and bring warmth to your living spaces. But did you know that they’re great at cleaning the air? NASA even uses plants to remove volatile organic compounds from circulating air. There is no wrong… Continue Reading →

Olivia Rome ’20 reflects on her internship experience

This summer I have been given the opportunity to work for the Office of Sustainability at St. Edwards University. This internship has allowed me to grow and develop many important skills in both marketing and environmental science. During my time… Continue Reading →

Can Texas follow in France’s footsteps in their transition to renewable energy?

This blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

Austin Fast Start: Mobility Innovation applications open

Do you have an idea to improve Austin’s transportation system and infrastructure? Austin Fast Start is looking for early-stage, Austin-based startups to apply and compete for a $2,500 cash prize and in-kind prizes. About Austin Fast Start For the last decade, the… Continue Reading →

Natural gas has a formidable opponent in nuclear energy

This blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

Career opportunity: Waller Creek Conservancy seeks COO

Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) seeks an experienced COO. The COO will play a critical and evolving role in building and overseeing the organizational infrastructure to execute WCC’s strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have worked for an Austin-area non-profit or… Continue Reading →

Ways to make your office more sustainable

Helping your office become more sustainable does not have to be difficult. To kick off the launch of our Sustainable Office Checklist, we put together this list of easy tips to reduce your footprint this week. 1. Create some green challenges… Continue Reading →

Do you know your ecological footprint?

How many planets does it take to support your lifestyle? Humanity is currently using resources equivalent to 1.75 Earths. Use the Footprint Calculator to find out how you are using resources and your personal Earth Overshoot Day. What’s Earth Overshoot Day? It marks… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Texan by Nature

Texan by Nature, a new brand of Texas conservation founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, is seeking dedicated interns with an instinct for and interest in program management of conservation projects. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself… Continue Reading →

Four of the coolest nature spots in El Paso, Texas

Growing up in El Paso, Texas I have always loved being outdoors. My hometown has beautiful sightseeing for the hiker, botanist and nature lover in all of us. The next time you visit El Paso, make sure to enjoy the food,… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Sustainable Office Checklist

The Office of Sustainability has compiled the Sustainable Office Checklist to encourage your office or area to get a little greener. You’ll find everyday tips, like turning off the lights and electronics when not in use, to tips for the… Continue Reading →

Help shape the future of transit on Congress Avenue

Project Connect is the long-term, high capacity rapid transit plan for the region. The Orange Line is a core piece of the overall plan. It is a proposed dedicated transit-way which includes South Congress, Guadalupe, and North Lamar. Next week, SEU is… Continue Reading →

Sustainability at home in Angers, France

his blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

Live like an environmentalist in Austin

Switch up your routine and keep a low carbon footprint by checking out all of Austin’s coolest spots. Below are some easy tips and awesome hang out places to get the full eco-friendly experience Using these tips you can reduce your… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Full time roles with Keep Austin Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful is hiring two full time roles, Community Engagement Coordinator and Development Coordinator. Learn more and apply at the link here.

Drinking for biodiversity

This blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s University partners with Spicewood Ranch for research

Spicewood Ranch owner Chris Harte has dedicated the past three decades to restoring the ecosystem on his property west of Austin and creating an unofficial wildlife reserve. Through an agreement called an ecolab, St. Edward’s University researchers like Assistant Professor… Continue Reading →

Plastic free July is here

This month is Plastic Free July. Even if you aren’t fully participating, you can spend the month trying to cut back on your daily plastic use because every little bit helps. To kick off the challenge, try these easy ways to… Continue Reading →

How to recycle ink cartridges and toner

Need to recycle your ink cartridges or toners? Recycle them at the store you purchased them from or directly with the manufacturer. HP, Canon, and several other manufacturers provide return labels for used supplies free of charge. HP: http://bit.ly/HPrecycles Canon: http://bit.ly/CanonRecycles Office supply stores like Staples have rewards programs for recycling used supplies. Contact… Continue Reading →

5 thrift store hacks to get the perfect outfit

Thrift shops are a great way to save money and help the environment. Reusing and repurposing clothing and household items reduces waste and pollution. With back to school shopping right around the corner, now is a great time to rethink… Continue Reading →

Student researchers launch weather balloons and careers

Every summer, you can find student researchers hard at work on campus. One group of summer student researchers, led by Dr. Gary Morris, study ozone air quality and even launch weather balloons from right here on the Hilltop. The summer… Continue Reading →

Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program

Even though it’s summer, it’s never too early to start thinking about your next internship. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites students to apply for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program. Applications open January 1, 2020 although you can find… Continue Reading →

Sidewalks – the sustainable way to travel

This blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

Paul Finch ’21 uncovers the secret life of wildlife

Do you ever wonder what the animals in your favorite hiking areas are up to? Armed with a wildlife camera, Paul Finch ’21 is capturing images of animals at Wild Basin to find out. In research partially funded by an NSF grant,… Continue Reading →

OIT adds electric cart to their lineup

Beep, beep! The next time the Office of Information Technology (OIT) pays you a visit, take a minute to appreciate their wheels. OIT utilizes a fully electric golf cart. Going forward, the University will purchase electric carts where possible.

Angers vs. Austin: Comparing the Farmer’s Markets

This blog post was originally published by a student studying abroad in Angers, France. The theme this summer is sustainability and the professors and students are exploring all the ways France is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability. You can… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Solar Austin hiring Communications & Event Coordinator

Solar Austin is a mostly volunteer-run organization but is looking for part-time help to achieve their mission. The Solar Austin Communications and Event Coordinator will work under the supervision of the President or another member of the Board. The Communication… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Executive Director at 350 Austin

350 Austin is seeking a part-time Executive Director to help expand and solidify core membership and community influence. 350 Austin is dedicated to stopping and reversing climate change by: Keeping fossil fuels in the ground Helping to build a more equitable, low… Continue Reading →

Six simple ways to reduce your plastic footprint

Behind every aspiring environmentalist is the “4 -R” Rule! Reduce, refuse, reuse and recycle! The main goal is to initially reduce your plastic intake from stores, be creative in avoiding the use of plastic and as a last resort recycle. Small… Continue Reading →

Mia Carameros ’13 paints plants in a fresh way

Mia Carameros ’13 has had a busy year. Last fall, she had a two-person exhibit at Wally Workman Gallery and she was recently featured in Tribeza magazine. Her process involves collecting plants, pressing them, and then projecting the plant onto paper…. Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: EcoNetwork Environmental Research Intern

Austin EcoNetwork, an environmental news site, is seeking an Environmental Research Intern to help create quality, fact-based journalism. Responsibilities will include: Helping to conduct research to support stories or projects the Austin EcoNetwork is currently working on. This will include… Continue Reading →

You’re invited: Artist in Residence Reception at Wild Basin

Join Wild Basin in celebrating talented local artist, Bethany Johnson, as she concludes her successful Spring Artist in Residence program at Wild Basin.  Enjoy refreshments while visiting with the artist and viewing the artwork she produced during her residency. All… Continue Reading →

Andi Utter ’20 on traveling abroad, sustainability, and living with no regrets

Hola! Dumelang! Habari gani? I just gave greetings in the three languages that I have a working understanding of. None of this knowledge would have been possible without studying abroad, which is why I am such a huge advocate of… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: AmeriCorps VISTA Environmental Program Coordinator

Foundation Communities is looking for an energetic, sustainability-minded person to commit to 12 months of service as a NeighborWorks AmeriCorps VISTA. During your service, you will analyze energy and water data from multiple sources, build staff expertise, and design regular… Continue Reading →

Plan your visit to Wild Basin Creative Research Center

Less than 10 miles away from St. Edward’s campus, lies Wild Basin Creative Research Center and Wilderness Preserve. Wild Basin is a favorite of students and the Austin community, even earning a 2018 Best of Austin award from The Austin Chronicle. The Creative Research Center… Continue Reading →

Paid internship opportunity: Movability & Downtown Austin Alliance Communications and Outreach Intern

Movability Austin is seeking a Communications and Outreach Intern for Fall 2019 to focus on several priority projects including: Update an online toolkit which provides Movability members with information and tools about mobility solutions that can be implemented as needed… Continue Reading →

The Breakdown: A Comparison of Plastic Degradation by Rhodococcus rhodochrous and Penicillium chrysogenum

Plastic waste is a growing concern all around the world. Accumulation of plastic, like single-use trash bags, is causing landfills to overflow with waste. Recent research has shown that there is a potential for soil microorganisms to degrade plastic. Allison… Continue Reading →

Paid Internship Opportunity: Communications & Marketing Intern with Austin Resource Recovery

Austin Resource Recovery is hiring one full-time communications and marketing intern for the summer. Work for a fun and dynamic City of Austin department helping to promote the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goals. The full-time intern will assist with… Continue Reading →

BEElieve it! Bees arrive on campus

After a 250 mile journey south, two colonies of Italian bees arrived at St. Edward’s University. They didn’t fly here but they got here as fast as they could in I-35 traffic. Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Steffenson, drove the bees… Continue Reading →

Applications open: Wild Basin Artist in Residence

Wild Basin is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Artist in Residence Program! The Artist in Residence (AIR) offers professional artists of the Austin area an inspirational environment in which to pursue their various mediums to… Continue Reading →

Andi Utter ’20 ENSP earns Critical Language Scholarship, will study in Tanzania

Andi Utter ’20 has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to study Kiswahili. This summer she will spend time serving in the U.S. embassy in Arusha, Tanzania in an internship for the State… Continue Reading →

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