Sustainability at St. Edward's

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Career Opportunity: Austin Youth River Watch

Do you have a passion for outdoor education and environmental science? Do you enjoy supporting Austin’s youth and contributing to your community? Austin Youth River Watch is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator and part-time Program Assistant. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a… Continue Reading →

Andrea Calderón earns NAC&U Student Excellence Award

Each year the New American Colleges and Universities Consortium (NAC&U) recognizes up to three undergraduate seniors at its member institutions for their knowledge and experience in liberal arts, professional studies and/or civic engagement. As a member of NAC&U, St. Edward’s… Continue Reading →

Food and Climate Change

The New York Times recently published an interactive article, “Your Questions About Food and Climate Change Answered: How to shop, cook and eat in a warming world.” You can explore questions like how does food contribute to global warming, climate-friendly diets,… Continue Reading →

Paid Internship Opportunity: Sierra Club Climate Change Organizing Intern

The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is seeking a paid Climate Change Organizing Intern. The Climate Change Organizing Intern will be responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of people to further the Sierra Club’s climate change… Continue Reading →

Local package free options

Loop, a new zero-waste platform, recently launched with global companies coming together to create a supply chain that reuses product packaging. While the program hasn’t launched in Austin yet, you can reduce single-use packaging in your day to day life by… Continue Reading →

Tips for greening your tech

Did you know that since 2016, OIT has recycled more than 27 tons of university e-waste and more than 650 computers? The Office of Information Technology (OIT) helps St. Edward’s University be green year-round. To celebrate Earth Week, they’ve put together a list… 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 →

Sarah Morton, ENSP ’18, accepted at Oxford.

Former ENSP student Sarah Morton ’18 has been accepted to the Master’s in Philosophy in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management program at the University of Oxford. After graduating from SEU in May 2018, Sarah has been a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan.

Simple ways to celebrate Earth Day

Monday, is Earth Day and kicks off a week of events and activities at St. Edward’s University devoted to celebrating Earth Week and sustainability. In honor of Earth Week, here are a few ways you can easily get involved. Recycle Before you… Continue Reading →

Bright idea – LED lights on campus

The next time you’re on campus, take a second to look up. Over 95% of the walkway lights in the core campus have been replaced with LED lights. Facilities has been working to replace the remaining existing lights and converting them to… 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 →

Recycling 101: Can I recycle this?

Sometimes, you just don’t know if you can or can’t recycle something. There are some tricky products out there! Here’s a roundup of some of the toughest products to figure out. Still unsure? The safest thing to do is toss… Continue Reading →

Ryan O’Connor is a Movability Hero

Ryan O’Connor, Assistant Director of Student Activities, has just been named a hero by Movability Austin. Learn more about his commute to the Hilltop and how he takes advantage of the resources on campus to make his commute easier. To… Continue Reading →

Students share ways to shrink carbon footprint

Even though St. Edward’s is considered to be a “Tree Campus USA” and was listed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges in 2015 and 2016, the university still has a long way to go. And what better way to reduce… Continue Reading →

Facilities launches Grounds for Grounds

Facilities has launched two new programs that benefit our grounds in sustainable ways. The first turns your daily coffee habit into long-lasting good! In partnership with Bon Appétit and Jo’s Coffee, used coffee grounds are placed into a composting setup on campus… Continue Reading →

SEU recycles styrofoam

SEU recycles styrofoam! Clean and dry styrofoam (no packing peanuts, sorry) can be dropped off in the collection box located in JBWN outside of room 120. Collection dates: Every day Convenient drop off location in JBWN, outside room 120 Remove… Continue Reading →

Students bring #SmallStepsBigChange to life

Professor Nancy Reiter-Salisbury’s Social Media for Public Relations class developed Social Media for Social Change projects. We’re highlighting the group projects and speaking to team members about why sustainability is important to them, what they’ve learned, and their advice for fellow… Continue Reading →

Paid Internship Opportunity: Environmental Internship at Travis County

Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources Department is seeking to hire a summer 2019 intern to work within the Environmental Quality Program. The intern will assist Environmental Quality (EQ) and Parks staff with solid waste/recycling projects within Travis County Parks. The… Continue Reading →

Dr. Beck and colleague awarded $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Dr. Peter Beck, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, and colleague Dr. Michael Wasserman, previously with St. Edward’s and now at Indiana University, have been awarded a $300,000 International Research Experience for Students grant from the National Science Foundation. Over… Continue Reading →

Recycling 101: Cardboard and Glass Tips

Recycling on campus is easy with our single-stream bins. That means everything can go in one container, from your cardboard boxes to your Topo Chico bottles. You can even leave labels on both! Cardboard Recycling Tips You can recycle cardboard… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast (paid)

If you want to start a career in sustainability and/or podcasting this is a great way to kick-start your career! The Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast is looking for a creative, inquisitive summer intern. This role includes an opportunity for paid work-experience… Continue Reading →

CAMP long-sleeve shirt drive supports farmworkers

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is honoring National Farmworker Awareness Week with a long-sleeve shirt drive through the month of March. Last year, the national shirt drive collected 13,062 shirts! Farmworkers play a critical part in a sustainable lifestyle by… 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 →

Career Opportunity: Paid internship at Hermann Park Conservancy

Hermann Park Conservancy is seeking a Reforestation and Volunteer Program Intern. The Conservancy’s reforestation program in Hermann Park began in 2003, with the vision of building and maintaining a healthy tree canopy in a highly utilized urban setting. The intern’s contribution… Continue Reading →

Where to find bluebonnets on campus (and how to grow your own)

Texans love their Bluebonnets, and lucky for you, campus is covered in them! Spring is just around the corner, and for just a few sweet weeks, Bluebonnets, the Texas state flower will be in full bloom. These breathtaking beauties make a spectacular appearance… Continue Reading →

Recycling 101: A quick guide

With students, faculty, and staff coming from all over the city, country, and world, knowing what to recycle can be confusing. St. Edward’s University recently partnered with Waste Management to handle all of our campus’ waste and recycling and it’s… Continue Reading →

Students come together for Coalition for Climate Justice Demonstration

A coalition of student organizations led by Students for Sustainability will hold a rally on March 14 in Ragsdale Plaza. At the rally, the student organizations, collectively called the Coalition for Climate Justice, will present the university administration and Board… Continue Reading →

Career Opportunity: Smart Trips Austin Communications Ambassador

Are you passionate about helping people connect to their community? Do you want to make an impact in assisting fellow Austinites increase their mobility by walking, bicycling, scooting, riding the bus, and carpooling? If so, this job is for you! Smart Trips Austin… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to a Sustainable Lent

If you are struggling to figure out what to give up for Lent this year or even just looking to better yourself… Look no farther. I have compiled a list of 5 Eco-friendly practices you can easily implement in your… 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 →

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 →

Bicycle Resources

Over the last few years, St. Edward’s has increased the number of bike racks and opportunities for bike use on campus (see map). The bike repair station – which includes tools for bike repair, an air pump, and a lifted… Continue Reading →

From Sri Lanka to Sweden, Andrea Calderón ’19 is driving sustainable change

It’s safe to say that Andrea Calderón ’19 keeps busy. Whether she’s presenting research in Sri Lanka or headed to class on campus, Andrea stays focused and gives everything her all. Her best advice is to “give 200% at anything and… 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 →

Meet Camille Dedeaux ’22, the new Office of Sustainability intern

Hello, fellow Hilltoppers!! I am beyond excited to introduce myself as the new Office of Sustainability Digital Media Intern for Spring 2019. My name is Camille Dedeaux. I am a first-year student here at St. Edward’s University and am loving… Continue Reading →

Magdalena Lopez ’19 brings sustainable artisans to your home

Identity is the senior graphic design exhibition that showcases the intersection of creativity, ingenuity, and tenacity. The show is open now through February 22. We’re highlighting projects with a focus on sustainability issues. En Casa Magdalena Lopez, ’19 Tell us… Continue Reading →

Jamaal Tribune ’19 takes on sustainable consumption

Identity is the senior graphic design exhibition that showcases the intersection of creativity, ingenuity, and tenacity. The show is open now through February 22. We’re highlighting projects with a focus on sustainability issues. Softwear_Domain_Urban_001 Jamaal Tribune ‘19 Tell us about… Continue Reading →

Elisa Robles ’19 takes you into The Jungle

Identity is the senior graphic design exhibition that showcases the intersection of creativity, ingenuity, and tenacity. The show is open now through February 22. We’re highlighting projects with a focus on sustainability issues. Tell us about The Jungle.  The Jungle… Continue Reading →

Give your opinion about e-scooters on Austin trails

Currently, Austin has a pilot program allowing electric scooters and bikes (with a maximum speed of 20 MPH) on the following trails for the duration of the Pilot Program: Johnson Creek Shoal Creek (south of 15th Street) Northern Walnut Creek Southern… 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 →

Wild Basin February events

Wild Basin has big plans for February! On Saturday, February 9, join naturalist John Barr for a guided hike. He’ll take you through the trails and answer your questions along the way. In the evening, you can join the Wild Basin… Continue Reading →

How to recycle your old computer

When it’s time to say goodbye to your old computer, monitor, or hardware, the Office of Information Technology can help you get it to a recycling facility. OIT partners with ATX Global Trading and Apple’s GiveBack program to recycle and repurpose computer parts. ATX Global… 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 →

Doyle Hall: Now and Then

In the 1950s, Doyle Hall opened its doors as a residence hall. By 2009, the building needed to change to meet the needs of the St. Edward’s campus. The architects, Scott Specht and Louise Harpman of the firm Specht Harpman,… 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 →

Internship opportunity: Garden at Central Texas Food Bank

Calling all green thumbs! Central Texas Food Bank is seeking a garden intern who will gain firsthand experience in sustainable agricultural production, including organic soil management practices, sustainable pest and disease control, seasonal vegetable rotations for Central Texas, volunteer management… 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 →

We’re hiring Sustainability Digital Media Assistants!

The Office of Sustainability is hiring two interns for the spring semester. The Sustainability Digital Media Assistants will help manage our social media accounts and create engaging content, on and off-line. Bonus points for advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and… 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 →

Conservation Internship at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

The Conservation Internship is for those interested in a “hands-on” experience in conservation and land management. This internship provides the perfect opportunity to build one’s skills in sustainable land management, native species identification, and scientifically based data collection using geospatial… Continue Reading →

Finding purpose in nature with Olivia Cason ’18

Olivia Cason knows a thing or two about internships. She has worked with the Sustainable Food Center, a nonprofit dedicated to improving access to nutritious affordable food, Green Gate Farms just east of Austin, and Wild Basin. Find out more… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Wild Basin Spring 2019 internships

Wild Basin Creative Research Center has several internships available for Spring 2019. Read each listing carefully – application instructions vary for each position. Wild Basin Dark Sky Intern Wild Basin is seeking an enthusiastic and responsible undergraduate or graduate student… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: EcoRise Marketing and Social Media Internship

MARKETING SUPPORT AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNEcoRise inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Our school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching them about eco-literacy, design, and social… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Conservation and Land Management Paid Internship

The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2019!  Apply online at www.clminternship.org Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM,… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: National Great Rivers Research & Education Center Paid Internship

Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, science communication, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our natural resources? Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet,… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunity: Austin Transportation Department

The Austin Transportation Department’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program is looking to hire a part-time intern starting winter 2019. TDM is the flip side of infrastructure. It focuses on helping people use the existing infrastructure in place to walk, bike,… Continue Reading →

Bon Appétit shops local

Bon Appétit works behind the scenes to make sure Hilltoppers have access to fresh, healthy options through the Farm to Fork program. Started in 1999, the program ensures that Bon Appétit purchases at least 20% of its ingredients from small, owner-operated farms… Continue Reading →

Catching up with Emily Dalton, ENSP ’17

Emily Dalton, Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Policy ’17, is currently one of fifteen in the inaugural class of the Masters of Public Health at Cornell University. As a graduate student, Emily keeps busy but still finds the… Continue Reading →

Internship opportunities with Colorado River Alliance

The Colorado River Alliance is currently seeking Communications and Development interns interested in growing their skills in public relations, social media, fundraising campaigns, and special events. Click here for the full description.The Colorado River Alliance believes that a healthy, flowing river… 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 →

Eco-friendly gift wrap ideas

The holidays are here! Which, at least in my house, means a last-minute scramble to wrap gifts. Instead of buying wrapping paper that ends up in the trash, try reusable options this year. I bet you even have a few… Continue Reading →

Green caffeine

Most of us start our day with a jolt of caffeine (or two, or three). Your coffee habit can go green with just a little effort. If your office uses k-cups, swap to compostable options. In the past few years,… Continue Reading →

Texas wind is powering the Hilltop

To power our campus, Facilities manages our “green portfolio” to use resources as efficiently and responsibly as possible. Wind energy is a part of that green portfolio. St. Edward’s University partners with Austin Energy’s GreenChoice Renewable Energy program as a Patron… Continue Reading →

Reusable options and composting on campus

Bon Appétit works hard to serve flavorful food but did you know they have a focus on sustainability? We asked Robert Fredericks, Director of Operations for Bon Appétit at St. Edward’s University, about their initiatives from sustainable service to sourcing local ingredients. For… Continue Reading →

Careers at EcoRise

EcoRise, founded in Austin, uses a school-based program to empower youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching environmental literacy, social innovation, and hands-on design skills. EcoRise works to inspire a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for… Continue Reading →

Gratitude is good for you

Giving gratitude can improve your happiness and health. Research is showing that being grateful improves your overall well-being from sleeping better, to less fatigue, and lowering stress hormones like cortisol in your body. Being grateful can even become addicting since feeling… 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 →

Wild Basin hiring Preserve Manager/Research Coordinator

St. Edward’s University is accepting applications for the position of Preserve Manager and Research Coordinator (PMRC) with the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. The PMRC will provide logistical and supervisory support in the management of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve… 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 →

Green Thanksgiving tips

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, but sometimes, the day can be stressful. Hosting a green Thanksgiving might be the last thing on your mind but it’s easy to have a more sustainable Thanksgiving gathering without adding stress,… 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 →

Humans can no longer shake responsibility of climate change effects

By Samantha Josephine Cienfuegos Originally published in Hilltop Views In a world of “fake news” and extreme political divisiveness, it is extremely vital that we collectively work together to slow down global warming. Earlier this semester, the UN released a report… 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 →

ENSP student takes first at Texas Society for Ecological Restoration Conference

St. Edward’s University students had an incredibly successful time at the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Conference in San Antonio this past weekend. Clarissa Mae de Leon, Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) major and McNair Scholar, won first place in the Undergraduate Student Oral… 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 →

Applications open: Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund

The Wild Basin Creative Research Center is now accepting applications for 2019 research fellowships from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund. The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the… 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 →

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 →

Sustainable packaging picks

It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you want to make more sustainable choices. There is so much information out there, where do you even start? How about the trash can? Every day, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin is a Winner! 2018 Best of Austin!

The critics have spoken! Wild Basin has been named to the Best of Austin list for 2018 by the Austin Chronicle. If you’re looking to explore Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, the 2.5 miles of trails are a great place to start. Find more information… 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 →

Bring a bottle, save green

St. Edward’s University provides water bottle refill stations throughout campus. Save green ($$$) by bringing your own bottle. Using a reusable water bottle saves you over $250 a year! Plus, we’ve saved over 3000 water bottles from landfills at just… 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 →

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 →

Linking you to environmental careers

Kim Johnson, Director of Communications at Learn How to Become, was previously a team member at Wild Basin for 7 years. At Learn How to Become, Kim is focused on helping students on their career path and shared the below links for… Continue Reading →

The latest on Austin’s boil water notice and how to save water

Austin Water has issued a city-wide boil water notice. While the city works to stabilize water plant operations, they have asked for all residents to reduce their water use by 20%. Here are some easy to implement ways you can… Continue Reading →

Green Halloween

Spooky Trees and Creepy Crafts What do trees and Halloween have in common? More than you think! Trees have been the star of many horror movies. Here is our favorite watch list. To celebrate trees and Halloween, the Office of Sustainability… Continue Reading →

St. Edward’s named a green college by Princeton Review

We did it again! St. Edward’s University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible schools by The Princeton Review. The university is included in the 2018 “Guide to 399 Green Colleges,” released during National Campus Sustainability Month. St…. Continue Reading →

Freshmen get outside and get involved

Freshmen are taking sustainability out of the classroom and into the community. The Freshman Seminar course “Becoming Ecoliterate: Sustainability and Austin” examines the importance of place, the human role in the environment, and actions that foster sustainability in our community…. 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 →

Coffee Mug Tree at Jo’s is back!

Students for Sustainability just created the Coffee Mug Tree at Jo’s in Ragsdale Center for everyone to enjoy Jo’s reusable container discount while helping the environment! Here’s how it works: 1) Choose a mug from the mug tree 2) Bring the… Continue Reading →

Discounted bus passes For all current St. Edward’s students, faculty and staff

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 car…. 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 →

MSEM graduate hired as “ecological point person” at Brown & Gay Engineers Inc.

Another sustainability-minded alumnus continues his journey on the sustainability path. John Gonzalez MSEM ’18, a Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Management and Sustainability graduate, has been hired on at Brown & Gay Engineers (BGE) Inc. as an environmental scientist. “They see me growing… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to three of our Sustainability minded alumni – Graduate programs, jobs and scholarships

We are thrilled to share these alumni successes with our Sustainability network! Our alumni are so talented and are making their mark in the world. Environmental Science and Policy major Olivia Leos ’17 was accepted into the master’s program in Environmental… 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 →

TX Plastic Pollution Symposium – Call for Abstract and Open Registration! Register now.

A symposium on Texas Plastic Pollution will be held on October 30, 2018, from 9 am–5 pm in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Del Mar Center for Economic Development (3209 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411). Registration and call for… 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 →

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