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Earth Fest

Since 2003, UTRGV and its legacy institutions, have been celebrating our world through activities such as Earth Fest.  Earth Fest explores natural facets of our world that affect our daily lives.  This year’s theme is Space, Energy, and Water, featuring three guest speakers, an Exhibitor Expo, and a Dinner & Movie night on both campuses.  As an institution, UTRGV is in a position to inspire, engage, and prepare countless students to be socially conscious citizens and transformative leaders who will discover and apply sustainable solutions to preserve and maintain the planet.  Please join us this year to celebrate our world!  Information about this year's event may be found here:

3rd Annual Food Security Forum

International Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference Information and Registration

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

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.

Other events OFS attends and supports


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  • Arbor Day 2016, Brownsville, Harlingen, and Edinburg campuses.  Office for Sustainability hosted.

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