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  • Alfonso Mercado receives 2017 UTRGV Excellence in Sustainability Education Award.  Read more...

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  • ENVR 4370:  Special Topics/Sustainable Practices, July 17-29, 2017, Summer Session Course, Dirrigl.  COURSE CANCELED FOR THIS SUMMER.  Please check here for Summer 2018.

    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.

  • Earth Fest 2017

    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.  

  • 3rd Annual Food Security Forum

  • Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability Summit 2016, South Padre Island, Office for Sustainability host.  This is an archival link.

    • 2017 TRACS Conference highlights (under development).
  • Arbor Day 2016, Brownsville, Harlingen, and Edinburg campuses.  Office for Sustainability hosted.


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