Sustainability at St. Edward's



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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

12 Little Environmental Victories to Make You Smile this Earth Week

For many, talk of the Natural World has simply become a grim reminder of all that we have lost, rather than a source of inspiration to fight for everything we have left. It’s no secret that our current environmental position… Continue Reading →

Upcoming conference call series: International Security Under Changing Climate Conditions

This Wednesday, the Kozmetsky Center, in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will host speaker Joshua Busby as he discusses “International Security Under Changing Climate Conditions.” The CFR series takes place via a conference call so we spoke… Continue Reading →

Free AASHE membership

Did you know that with your St. Edward’s email address you get a free AASHE membership? St. Edward’s University is a member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Any individual on our campus, from students… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin accepting applications for Research Fund awards

Wild Basin is accepting applications for 2019 research fellowships from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund. The Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social… Continue Reading →

Holy Cross Hall: Now and Then

After a fire that destroyed our beloved Main Building in April of 1903, the university commissioned a reconstruction plan with modern fireproof features as well the construction of a new building, Holy Cross Hall. Holy Cross Hall was designed as… Continue Reading →

Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact free online course

Acumen and the MAVA Foundation have partnered to offer a free course, Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact, beginning February 19, 2019. The 6-week course encourages systems thinking and explores the circular economy, behavior change, and the natural capital movement…. Continue Reading →

Brush up on sustainability with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is now available for free to all students, faculty, and staff with your St. Edward’s email address! You can even link your LinkedIn Learning account with your personal LinkedIn profile to make sign-in easier and get course recommendations. If… Continue Reading →

Fleck Hall: Now and Then

In the 1950s, St. Edward’s University was expanding quickly. To meet the needs of the new students headed to the Hilltop, St. Edward’s got creative. To construct Fleck Hall, St. Edward’s repurposed war surplus buildings and added new construction to… Continue Reading →

Food system change fellowship application open for Summer 2019

Bon Appétit, the St. Edward’s University campus dining service partner, is accepting applications for paid fellowship positions in summer 2019. Bon Appétit Fellowships are an opportunity for recent college graduates to continue learning about and promoting sustainability within the foodservice… Continue Reading →

District 1 candidates debate sustainability and more ahead of runoff

On October 29th, students from Austin’s four universities, Huston-Tillotson, ACC, St. Edward’s University, and UT-Austin, came together to discuss their needs and concerns to the District 1 and Mayoral Candidates. All of the candidates attended, including Mayor Steve Adler, Natasha… Continue Reading →

Call for proposals: 2019 TRACS Summit

Huston-Tillotson University is hosting the 2019 Summit for the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS). TRACS is currently accepting proposals in a variety of formats including short and long format panel presentation, workshops, or posters. The theme for the 2019 TRACS Summit is… Continue Reading →

New Digital Trail Maps at the Wild Basin!

Less than 10 miles from the St. Edward’s University campus, you’ll find Wild Basin Creative Research Center. Wild Basin has over 227 acres of Texas Hill Country with just over 2.5 miles trail hiking. It’s the perfect spot to get outside… Continue Reading →

Meet the new sustainability team member: Alex Hill

Alexandra, “Alex,” Hill is joining the President’s Office as the new Sustainability Communications Strategist and Administrative Coordinator. She is a great addition to the university’s sustainability team as she brings knowledge of social media, digital marketing, and online community engagement…. Continue Reading →

Let’s help Karrie Newton ’18 with her research survey Green Spaces – by October 31st

Environmental Science and Policy major and peer health educator Karrie Newton ’18 is conducting research about public green spaces (parks, etc) in Austin. Drawing from the well-established role that exposure to nature (especially in urban settings) is extremely important to human… Continue Reading →

Donate or Sell your Clutter – The Austin Reuse Directory

Have a bunch of items you’d like to get rid of at once? It is that time of the year again to begin cleaning out your closet to prepare for fall’s swift arrival. What better way to clear out the… Continue Reading →

Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years from Now by Matthew Olzmann

Writings about our environment have been around for thousands of years, however, it is often poetry that gives us the best literary scenery for how to define the state of our environment. This poem, by Matthew Olzmann, speaks about how the… 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 →

Wild Basin Photo Contest: Enter by July 31st

Wild Basin announces a 2018 photo contest! They’re looking for your best photographs of Wild Basin. Categories include: landscape, wildlife, plants, people at Wild Basin, and a “wild card” category. Winning photographs will be featured in their newsletter and in… Continue Reading →

Job Opportunities at Agua Dulce Farm

Agua Dulce Farm, a certified-Organic urban farm located in southeast Austin, is looking to add two new team members: a Farm Manager and an Aquaponics Technician. Click on the links to read more about each position and apply today.

Discover the Barton Creek Watershed at El Ranchito’s Traveling Camp

El Ranchito’s traveling camp, the Gulf Coast Expedition (GCE) has added a NEW segment: Barton Creek Expedition. Eligible Participants: 18 to 22 year-olds who are graduates of El Ranchito Conservation Corps, or have experience with a similar program offering camping and conservation… Continue Reading →

New Students for Sustainability Video – Making St. Edward’s University Green

Students for Sustainability recently filmed a video chronicling some of their efforts, goals, and guiding principles. Check it out!

Job Opportunity: Afterschool and Summer Program Coordinator/Weekend Natural Science Educator

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is hiring an Afterschool & Summer Program Coordinator/ Weekend Natural Science Educator to work part-time from May to mid-December 2018 and February to mid-May 2019. Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.

Apply by June 4th for Earth Charter International’s Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Program

Don’t miss the deadline to sign up for Earth Charter International’s next 10-week online training program in Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics. The course will run from July 2nd- September 10th. Participants will need to apply by June 4th. This program is designed to train… Continue Reading →

Join the 2018 Shower Strike for Water Security

Join or support the St. Edward’s team for the 2018 Shower Strike! By pledging not to shower until the goal amount of money has been met, participants will help provide clean water to school children, orphans and entire communities. You can… Continue Reading →

Campus Fix-It Fair, Clothing Swap, and Recycled Art Workshop: April 25

Got something broken? Don’t throw it out. Bring it to the Fix-It Fair! Do you have broken electronics, some missing buttons on your favorite sweater, a problem with your bicycle, or a messed up pair of old earrings?  Bring these… Continue Reading →

Job Opportunities: Male Camp Counselors at El Ranchito Nature Camp

El Ranchito Nature Camp is looking to hire male leaders for their summer camp program. If you meet the following requirements, click here to apply today! Available from June 8-July 9 Have two years experience working or in college Are interested in working… Continue Reading →

Eliminate Food Waste with an Easter Brunch Food Calculator

Help your budget and the planet this Easter with this helpful meal calculator from Shari’s Berries! You can enter everything from the number of guests, to their eating habits, to the types of food you’d like to serve and the calculator… Continue Reading →

Registration Now Open for TRACS Summit 2018

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Annual Summit is a great opportunity for anyone involved with sustainability in higher education to connect, learn, and collaborate with like-minds from around the state. Registration is now open for the 2018 Summit,… Continue Reading →

Join Texas Conservation Corps for Trail Work at Wild Basin

On Saturday, March 3rd from 9:30-12:30, Texas Conservation Corps needs your help with trail restoration and building! Bring water bottle, wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Kind Bars will be provided! Spaces are very limited, so sign up here today.

Join AASHE for Unlimited Sustainability Resources

St. Edward’s University has recently renewed its membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, St. Edward’s University will receive continued support… Continue Reading →

Recycling and Composting on the Hilltop 101

Classes have begun and there’s a lot going on! To ensure that you know all about recycling and composting on campus, here’s a quick and handy guide. Also, check out our video on campus recycling and composting tips! Classrooms and offices: Gray… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin Artist in Residence Reception: January 20

This Saturday, January 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, join the Wild Basin Creative Research Center in celebrating local artist, Heidi Miller Lowell, as she wraps up her Fall Artist in Residence program with them! Refreshments will be served while… Continue Reading →

Webinar: How to Get a Job in Sustainability- Nov. 30

Join Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College on Thursday, November 30th at 6 PM CST for a free webinar called “How to Get a Job in Sustainability: Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government.” Dr. Goodstein… Continue Reading →

Job Opportunities: NeighborWoods Seasonal Field Assistants at TreeFolks

TreeFolks is hiring two seasonal Field Assistants as part of their NeighborWoods tree distribution program. Click here to read more about this hands-on position.

Apply for a Fulbright Scholarship to Teach or Study Abroad

Apply for a Fulbright Scholarship and you could receive a grant to study or teach outside of the U.S. for up to a year. Fulbright scholarships are available to seniors and alumni who are U.S. citizens. Applications are typically due… Continue Reading →

Join the National Wildlife Federation’s Young Professionals Listserv

The National Wildlife Federation has created a listserv for young professionals interested in conservation “with monthly bulletins sharing spotlights young professionals in the field, events, job listings, action items and more!” To join, send an email here. You can also view… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s TOPP research team takes over El Paso, TX

The Tropospheric Ozone Pollution Project (TOPP) came to the Hilltop last year with its first weather balloon launch on July 30th. These weather balloons provide a vertical profile of ozone; data collected will help assess sources and concentrations of ozone… Continue Reading →

Freshmen and Food Justice

This year’s freshman class explored the topic of food justice through the lens of Kelsey Timmerman’s book, Where Am I Eating? An Adventure through the Global Food Economy. Food justice is an important component of social and environmental sustainability because… Continue Reading →

Go Dark One Hour Per Week and Save Energy

Change starts with you and I. It is our responsibility to preserve our planet’s natural resources and improve it for generations to come. How can you show your support? In a recent Sunday sermon Fr. Peter talked about the importance… Continue Reading →

Join the Wellness Walking Program Today

Want to live a more balanced and active life? Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in the Wellness Walks program. Dedicate 30 minutes at least once per week to walking with a group and pave your way to… Continue Reading →

Feb 14- CEL Speaker Series: Drew Corson of AECOM–Environmental Policy and Ethics

The Center for Ethics and Leadership invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to hear Drew Corson speak about environmental policy and ethics titled, “Applied Environmental Ethics in Environmental Consulting.” The presentation will be on Tuesday, February 14th from 4:30 –… Continue Reading →

Join Campus Recreation on One of Their Outdoor Adventures This Spring

The Outdoor Adventure program at St. Edward’s University introduces students and the community to a variety of activities and programs in the great outdoors. Whether you are participating in outdoor trips or using our rental program to create your own… Continue Reading →

Wellness and Sustainability: An Important Partnership

Did you know that sustainability is connected to your wellness? It’s often true that what’s good for you is good for the planet. Consider our Farm to Work program: the produce is healthy and nourishing for your body and, because… Continue Reading →

TRACS Summit 2017 Call for Presentations & Posters – Submissions Due Dec 10

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit 2017 organizers are calling for presentation and poster submissions by December 10th. Interested participants can submit ideas for lectures, hands-on workshops, group/panel discussions, and posters. Click here to submit yours today!… Continue Reading →

Video: Career Advice from Sustainability Professionals at 2016 AASHE Conference

If you’re considering a career in sustainability, check out this video from the 2016 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference in Baltimore. It features interviews with sustainability officers and other campus sustainability staff from universities… Continue Reading →

Suzzanne Gamboa MSEM ’16 Furthers Her Sustainability Career With a Multitude of Exciting Experiences

Suzzanne Gamboa MSEM ’16 has been working with governments at the local and state levels to help implement sustainability initiatives. This past summer, Suzzanne was a Sustainability Intern for the City of El Paso, where she focused on community resilience… Continue Reading →

University Athletics Ditches Paper Programs, Goes Digital

Jameson Adams, Associate Director of Athletic Operations, recently demonstrated how making St. Edward’s University a greener campus is truly a team effort. When encouraged to think about how Athletics can support campus sustainability causes, the first thing he thought of… 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 →

Congratulations to Students for Sustainability for Winning Service Organization Prize at 2016 Involvement Fair

Congratulations to Students for Sustainability (SFS) for winning big at this year’s Involvement Fair! This annual event is held during the first week or two of the fall semester and provides attending organizations with a chance to compete in a… Continue Reading →

New App Lets Bicyclists Help City Officials Crowd-Source Travel Data to Make Biking in Austin Better

If you’re one of Austin’s many bicyclists, you can now help City of Austin officials make your rides even better, just by having your phone with you! The Ride Report app is a free “trip-tracking app for iPhone (Android version… Continue Reading →

A Message From New Head of Tap the Hilltop Campaign, Kasey Liehr

Hello St. Edward’s Community. My name is Kasey Liehr and I am taking over this year as the head of the Tap the Hilltop Campaign. I am an Environmental Science and Policy Major with a minor in Graphic Design. Our… Continue Reading →

Coffee grounds foam can clean contaminated water

Today is the day you get to add one more thing to the list on why you should keep drinking your delicious coffee every morning.  Besides just waking up to that magical smell you will also be saving the world… Continue Reading →

Hilltop Views Report: Bon Appétit charging for to-go boxes in effort to be more sustainable

In its continued efforts to become more sustainable, Bon Appétit recently announced that it will be charging 25 cents per compostable to-go container across its on-campus dining halls. Their goal is to start promoting the use of their reusable plastic… Continue Reading →

From Wild Basin Creative Research Center: Hook Scholar Research Spotlight

Wild Basin Creative Research Center just posted a Hook Scholar Spotlight on their blog! Click here to read it and find out how a group of Hook Scholars are researching habitat restoration techniques.

Join the 2016 Austin to Angers Fitness Challenge

Sustainability isn’t just about the health and well-being of the planet; it’s about people’s health too. We can take care of our surrounding environment by taking care of our own bodies, as the two are tied to one another in… Continue Reading →

City of Austin Curbside Composting to Begin Expansion in 2017, Fully Implemented by 2020

The City of Austin has begun rolling out a city-wide curbside composting program as part of its plan to become a zero waste city by 2040. COA has been running a pilot composting program for the past three and a… Continue Reading →

CEL Deliberative Dialogue: Issues Fora–Sustainability on Sept 29- Lunch Provided

The Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Social Justice LLC invite students to participate in a Deliberative Dialogue about sustainability and public policy associated with sustainability. Engage in deliberative dialogue about promoting sustainability in the US and in the… 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 →

Annual TRACS Summit: March 5-7, 2017 at Texas A&M Commerce

The annual Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit has been scheduled for March 5th – 7th, 2017. It will be held at Texas A&M Commerce. The summit is designed for sustainability staff in all areas of expertise, faculty working on… Continue Reading →

Common Text for the Class of 2020 Tackles Food Justice

The incoming Class of 2020 will be reading Where Am I Eating?, Kelsey Timmerman’s compelling and thought-provoking journey to find out where his food truly comes from while delving into the topic of food justice. Click here to read more about the… Continue Reading →

Laudato Si Week June 12-19: A Global Celebration of Pope Francis’s Encyclical’s 1st Anniversary

It’s been almost one year since Pope Francis shared his message, Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home, calling upon the people of the world to recognize and address climate change and the impact that we humans have on… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s Student Awarded USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Global Studies major Elena Gerrera ’16 is a recipient of the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship, a program that attracts students who “want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of… Continue Reading →

Journalism Student Creates Video Feature on Local Farming Techniques

Tim Briones ’18, a Communications major here at St. Edward’s University, was recently asked to create a short video news package on something news-worthy occurring in Austin for his Broadcast Journalism class. He decided to create a piece on Agua… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s Earth Day Activities Featured in National Catholic Reporter

St. Edward’s University’s Earth Week 2016 celebration was featured in an article by the National Catholic Reporter! The article also featured Earth Week celebrations at Catholic institutions across the country, with a special focus on tree planting. Our Sustainability Coordinator,… Continue Reading →

SGA puts smoking, green fund resolutions on election’s ballot

Originally written by Andrea Guzman for Hilltop Views The Student Government Association added two referendums to the ballot this voting season, which include a green fund and a tobacco smoke-free campus. During a formal Senate meeting on March 31, the… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s at COP21: Chris, Thomas and Wilmarie – Obama, Al Gore, & More

This blog is part of a series written by St. Edward’s student Chris Jackson, who was selected as one of eight students from around the country to represent the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a student ambassador at the United… Continue Reading →

MSEM ’15 Alumni Publish Research

Congratulations to Gwendolyn Bailey and Thomas LaPoint, both MSEM ’15 graduates, for having their research published in Sustainability. These two are the first students of the Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability at SEU to be formally published in… Continue Reading →

Hilltop Views Report: Group Discusses Pope Francis’ Letter on Environmentalism

By Victoria Cavazos on Thursday, January 21, 2016 for Hilltop Views As part of its “Fusion Discussion Group” series, the Center for Ethics and Leadership hosted a luncheon and conversation Wednesday on Pope Francis’ encyclical on environmentalism. The discussion, which was… Continue Reading →

Facilities Office Selects New Environmental Health and Safety Intern, Ellie Blair

The St. Edward’s University Facilities Department is thrilled to introduce to you the newest member of our team: Ellie Blair. Ellie was selected to represent our university as the Environmental Health & Safety Intern. As a current graduate student in… Continue Reading →

Shut Down Sustainably for the Holidays

We all play an important role in reducing our energy and conserving resources on campus. Taking five minutes to complete five small actions before you go will reduce energy use and support the Hilltop Community in achieving our sustainability goals!… Continue Reading →

New Video: MSEM Students at COP21 to Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

Graduate students Christine Lacayo and Pamela Millan in the MSEM program have been attending the public forum events at COP21 in Paris, France since Friday, December 4th working for the Sylvia Earle Alliance with Charlotte Vick and underwater photographer and… Continue Reading →

The Green Rule: Ecological Wisdom from Faith Traditions

Faith & the Common Good created the Green Rule poster, derived from the classic Golden Rule found in major faith traditions, paraphrasing it by saying: “Do unto the Earth as you would have it do unto you.” Read their statement below on… 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 →

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