The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Office for Sustainability Division of Finance and Administration

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Current Events

UTRGV has been recognized for our college-wide commitment to sustainable practices in academics, research, operations, governance, and engagement.  Below are some upcoming dates.

Earth Fest, April 19-20, 2017

South Texas Industrial Assessment Center Symposium, April 19-20, 2017

Teaching Awards Banquet, Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs, May 4, 2017

International Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ICSAC) Conference, May 19-20, 2017

ENVR 4370:  Special Topics/Sustainable Practices, July 17-29, 2017, Summer Session Course, Dirrigl.  

Course Description and Prerequisites  This course considers the practical application of sustainable development to wind and solar energy, waste management, habitat conservation, natural resource preservation, food systems, business and industry, transportation, water management, and architecture. An emphasis will be how each of these sectors have assessed, planned, and implemented innovative sustainable practices to addresses the needs of the environment, economics, society, and culture. Students will experience sustainable development in practice through numerous special lectures and field trips, class discussions, and group research and projects. Prerequisites: none. NOTE:  This summer course will be offered in two formats--for credit or in a workshop format.  More information will be posted later this spring.

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