Sustainability at St. Edward's



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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

CEL Speaker Series: Jeff Sellen on Ethics & Environmental Sustainability

The Center for Ethics and Leadership will host author Jeff Sellen as he speaks about his new book, Don’t Tread on Me: Property and Conflict in the American West. The book discusses the practical policy and ethical dimensions of environmental sustainability… Continue Reading →

It’s My Park Day is back in action

Austin Parks Foundation is hosting It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 2nd. Last spring’s event had over 3000 volunteers across the city who jumped in on nearly 100 projects at our local parks. Find a project you’re passionate about… Continue Reading →

Food waste and recovery chat with Bon Appétit

Join Bon Appetit on Monday for a chat with Executive Chef Tanner Harris. He’ll be discussing food waste and recovery on campus and in our community. Grab a (free) cup of coffee and join in on the discussion at 2:30… Continue Reading →

CEL Speaker Series: Climate science, chaos, and unpredictability

The Center for Ethics and Leadership invites current students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests and friends to hear Eric Winsberg speak on climate science, chaos, and unpredictability this Thursday, January 17. Dr. Winsberg’s talk will draw from his book a wide… Continue Reading →

Thankful Ribbon Tree, November 28

Join Tree Campus USA to honor Arbor Day and our trees with a short ceremony on November 28. At 12:30 pm, we’ll be joined by Roy Johnson, arborist; Fr. Peter; Dr. Amy Concilio; and student members from SFS and SGA…. Continue Reading →

Eating Animals screening

Learn about where the food on your plate comes from. Join Students for Sustainability for a screening and discussion of Eating Animals. Based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and produced by Natalie Portman, the film provides an eye-opening look… Continue Reading →

Bikes need new homes

Fifty bikes have been abandoned by their previous owners and are looking for new homes. Don’t miss the silent bike auction November 28, from 9:45 am until 1 pm on Ragsdale Lawn. In addition to the bikes, you can also… Continue Reading →

Social Justice Policy Forum Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Hilltop

Social and political understanding continues to be a vital skill for today’s youth as government policies and attitudes become more contentious. In the current political climate, civic awareness and engagement are necessary for our future generation of students to be… Continue Reading →

Sustainability Fair

Students for Sustainability is kicking off November with their annual Sustainability Fair. Join them on Ragsdale Lawn to connect with sustainable, local organizations in Austin. We hear there will be vegan ice cream and music! Sustainability Fair Ragsdale Lawn November… Continue Reading →

Food Futures: Speaker Series from Food+City

Interested in how supply chains work, and their impact on feeding cities? Join Food+City for a fireside chat with Charles Fry of Zengistics. He’ll go over the ins and outs of the logistics of moving craft beer through the cold chain, how supply chains… Continue Reading →

Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury

On October 29, 2018, 21 youth take on the federal government at the Trial of the Century. They are the plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, and they allege that the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to address climate change… Continue Reading →

Students for Sustainability invites you to celebrate October’s theme of Environmental Justice

Students for Sustainability created amazing events and activities to invite us to reflect on environmental justice focused issues, starting tomorrow with an environmental justice talk. What a great way to demonstrate our Holy Cross values! Add these dates to your calendar… Continue Reading →

SFS to host Bee Talk – a discussion on the importance of bees, Sept. 18 at 7pm

The Students for Sustainability (SFS) will be hosting their first event of the year on the Hilltop, Bee Talk! This open discussion will focus on the importance of bees on the environment and will include treats that can only come… Continue Reading →

24th Annual Lake Travis Clean Up, Sept. 16 at 9am

On September 16th at 9:00 am, Keep Austin Beautiful, along with Travis County, and the Colorado River Alliance will team up for the biggest scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. This is the 24th annual cleanup effort at Lake… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin Second Saturday Guided Hike: June 9

Wild Basin’s guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join them for a two hour guided hike with seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Earth Week 2018

We invite you to join us in celebrating Earth Week 2018 from April 23rd through 27th! All events are free and open to the public, but some do require advanced registration (indicated on the program). There’s something for everyone, from a dive-in film screening… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Fair: April 25

Join Students for Sustainability as they host their annual Earth Day Fair! It’ll be held on the Ragsdale Lawn (rain location- Ragsdale lobby and Mabee ballrooms) from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. A multitude of local groups and organizations will be there ready to share sustainable… Continue Reading →

De-Stress & Resource Fair: April 27

In honor of #BeWell Action Week and Earth Week 2018, join Healthy Hilltoppers to connect with community wellness resources and experience stress-relieving activities like tree branch art and coloring! Inspiration images can be found in the event poster below. The event will be… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin’s Second Saturday Guided Hike: Oct. 14

Join Wild Basin for a 2 hour guided hike with seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. The hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center at 10:00 AM and ends around 12:00 PM.

Wild Basin Artist in Residence Presentations: May 13

Head on out to Wild Basin this weekend to see some great presentations by local wildlife artist and Wild Basin’s first Artist in Residence, Andrea Wolf. Join them for two special programs on May 13th: 1) “Kids, Animals & Art”… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Farmworker Awareness Week With Bon Appétit Today

Bon Appétit, St. Edward’s food service provider, is celebrating Farmworker Awareness Week with two exciting events on campus today: first a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bon Appétit kitchen and then a film screening. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Kitchen… Continue Reading →

Last Week’s Sustainability & Environmental Science Career Panel a Success

Last Thursday, Career and Professional Development hosted a panel discussion and networking round tables with employers in the sustainability and environmental science field. I have heard a good amount of positive feedback from students who, like me, thought the event… Continue Reading →

World Water Day: March 22

Join Tap the Hilltop on World Water Day from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in Ragsdale Lobby for free snacks, stickers, and water bottles, a photo booth, and more! For more information, contact Kasey Liehr.

Join Wild Basin During Spring Break for Hikes, Live Music, Birding, Photo Workshop, and More

Come spend spring break at Wild Basin Creative Research Center during their Wild by Wild Basin week of events celebrating Austin’s wild outdoors! Daily events include family-friendly hikes, live music, yoga, art activities and educational hikes for adults.

Learn Trail Building Skills for Your Future and Our Parks With FREE Classes at Wild Basin

Wild Basin is hosting the Central Texas Trail Tamers (CTTT) for free classes on building and maintaining the trail systems that lands like Wild Basin offer to the public. These workshops will replace Wild Basin’s monthly stewardship days until May…. Continue Reading →

Kozmetsky Center Event on Dec 5th: Native American Perspectives on Science, Spirituality, Nature, and the Environment

On Monday December 5 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Mabee Ballroom A, the Kozmetsky Center will feature a lecture entitled “Native American Perspectives on Science, Spirituality, Nature, and the Environment” offered by Dr. Dianne Barton who is currently responsible… Continue Reading →

Save the Tapajos River Awareness and Advocacy Event: Nov 14

The Amazon Forest is one of the most important fresh water systems in the world; it is home to one of the biggest levels of biodiversity and natural resources, making it one of the current development frontiers in the world…. Continue Reading →

Campus trees and Ozone garden talk on Sustainability day

By Ana Quevedo, MSEM Student and Sustainability Graduate Assistant On October 26th, the Sustainability Office, Facilities Department and Students for Sustainability hosted an event at the Soring Oak and Ozone garden.St. Edward’s arborist, Paul Schuman, discussed the importance of campus… Continue Reading →

Faculty Master Plan Forums: Oct 19 and 20 – Voice Your Desire for a Greener Campus

Faculty members are invited to participate in one of the upcoming Master Plan forums. To accommodate teaching schedules, two forums are scheduled – October 19th, 2:30pmin the Ragsdale Center – Jones Auditorium and October 20th, 9 a.m. in Main Building,… Continue Reading →

Staff Master Plan Forum: Oct 18- Voice Your Desire for a Greener Campus

Staff members are invited to participate in the upcoming Master Plan forum. Sasaki Associates, Inc., a consulting and design firm, will host the forum on Tuesday, October 18, 4pm in the JBWS – Carter Auditorium. In this discovery phase of… Continue Reading →

Help Learn About and Remove Invasive Plants at Wild Basin Stewardship Day: Oct 22

This month’s Wild Basin Stewardship Day will be held on the 22nd (October) from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. If you know your plants then you will be of special use, so please come! We’re going to be removing invasive… Continue Reading →

“The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security” By U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley: Oct. 4

On Tuesday evening October 4, the Kozmetsky Center will feature a lecture presented by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley, Ph.D., Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Titley… Continue Reading →

TONIGHT! Author Kelsey Timmerman Discusses Food Justice and His Latest Book, “Where Am I Eating?”

On October 3rd from 7:00-9:00 P.M. in the Recreation and Convocation Center Gym, please join us for a talk given by the Freshman Studies Common Theme speaker, author Kelsey Timmerman. Timmerman is a journalist who decided to trace where his… Continue Reading →

Come See Some Exciting New Changes at the Wild Basin Meet & Greet Social on Sept 28

It’s the beginning of the semester and we have a lot to celebrate and introduce to our Wild Basin supporters! Come join us on Wednesday September 28th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for pizza, beverages, and socializing. This is… Continue Reading →

Kozmetsky Center Event Calendar Features Talks on Impact of Climate Change on National Security and Native American Tribes

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance has released their calendar of major events for the Fall 2016 semester and among the many exciting events they’ll be hosting, two are sustainability-related. Oct. 4: “The Climate Change Challenge and Implications… Continue Reading →

Center for Ethics and Leadership 2016-17 Programming Chock-Full of Interesting Events

The Center for Ethics and Leadership (CEL) recently announced its 2016-17 programming schedule, and among their many exciting offerings they will be hosting five events that are directly related to sustainability! From a talk by Environmental Scientist and Project Manager… Continue Reading →

World Water Day: March 22

Join Students for Sustainability and Tap the Hilltop on Tuesday, March 22nd for World Water Day to learn about water issues around the world and how you can help solve them! They will be in the Ragsdale Lobby from 11:30am… Continue Reading →

Come Network & Mingle With Regional Higher Education Sustainability Advocates: March 31

We invite you to join us on March 31st at our regional higher education sustainability advocates networking and happy hour event! We’ll be gathering with other Austin-area sustainability and higher education change makers beginning at 5:30 PM at Opal Divine’s… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Greenbelt Cleanup With Students for Sustainability: Feb 13

She’s the beast under your feet that holds steady when you fall down. The breath of fresh air you inhale as you wake up. The creek that washes all your woes away. The fire in your heart that makes tomorrow… Continue Reading →

Fusion Discussion Group- Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Environmentalism: January 20

Students, faculty and staff are invited to a lunchtime discussion facilitated by Dr. Jack Green Musselman, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Leadership, related to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Environmentalism.  Lunch will be provided…. Continue Reading →

Texas Arbor Day Tree Planting: November 6

Join us on Friday, November 6th, from 12:00-12:30pm to celebrate Texas Arbor Day! The Office of Sustainability and Facilities have partnered to celebrate this event with a quick tree planting outside of the JBW Natural Science Center. Facilities staff will… Continue Reading →

Campus Sustainability Day: Wednesday, Oct 28

Join Students for Sustainability, Tap the Hilltop, and the Office of Sustainability for Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, October 28 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the Ragsdale Lawn! Campus Sustainability Day allows for students, faculty, and staff at… Continue Reading →

Our Common Home: Care for Creation, Care for the Poor – A Special Presentation on the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Sí

oin us for this special event being co-sponsored by St. Edward’s University Campus Ministry, St. Edward’s Office of Sustainability, and St. Edward’s School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Dan Misleh, Executive Director… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s University to receive 3-Star Rating from Austin Energy

Press release authored by Austin Energy. At St. Edward’s University in Austin, students are witness to the Catholic university’s commitment to protecting the environment through sustainable development as the campus grows along with the city. At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, … Continue Reading →

Join Us for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Festivities 2015

Thursday, October 1st – Thursday, October 8th Take the St. Francis Pledge and Commit to Climate Change We invite you to take the Pledge by tying a ribbon around the tree on the southeast end of Holy Cross Hall lawn…. Continue Reading →

Biodiversity of Texas Seagrass Habitats: Who Gives a Fish? With Paula Raelynn Deaton of Biological Sciences

Faculty Talks: St. Ed’s Professors Discuss Their Scholarly and Creative Work The Center for Teaching Excellence and Office of Sponsored Programs invite all faculty and staff to join us for the final event of our spring 2015 series of faculty… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Valentine From Recycled Paper on Feb. 11

Students for Sustainability will be selling Valentine’s Day cards from handmade recycled paper Wednesday February 11th from 11:00-1:30p.m in the Ragsdale Lobby. Please come stop by! Here’s a word from Caitlin Coghlan, Students for Sustainability Events Coordinator and Expert in… Continue Reading →

CEL Speaker Series: Alexandra Toma, “Views of a Washington Insider”, Climate Change, Human Rights, and More

CEL Speaker Series: Alexandra Toma, “Everything You Wanted to Know About D.C. Policy (and Policymaking), But Were Afraid to Ask: Views of a Washington Insider” Thursday, January 29 at 4pm in Fleck Hall 305 September 11, 2001, was a day… Continue Reading →

Campus Ministry Sustainability Events at St. Edward’s – Oct 2 and 6

Don’t miss out on these exciting upcoming Campus Ministry activities: Blessing of the Animals/Pets – St. Francis of Assisi Festivities St. Francis reminds us that we are called to bring about justice and peace in our world, to end violence,… Continue Reading →

An Evening Lecture with Dr. Robert Musil- “Rachel Carson: Environment, Science, and Faith?”

On September 23rd, 2014, national environmental leader and author of Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment (Rutgers, 2014), Dr. Robert K. Musil reveals surprising facts about the iconic Carson, her beliefs, and what she… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s Green Ambassadors to Host Green Living Fair

St. Edward’s University’s Green Ambassadors will be hosting a Green Living Fair on Thursday, February 27th from 11am-2pm in the Mabee Ballrooms. Guests will include Bon Appetit, car2go, Capital Metro, AquaSprouts, Students for Sustainability, Small Steps, and more. The fair… Continue Reading →

CEO of National Wildlife Federation Speaks at St. Edward’s University

On October 4, 2012, Larry J. Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation spoke to the Environmental Politics and Policy class at St. Edward’s University. Mr. Schweiger gave an engaging presentation using interactive graphics, charts and statistics that… Continue Reading →

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