News & Events

January 2019

  • The Office for Sustainability kicks off its Spring '19 Sustainability Fellows program. Sustainability Fellows are graduate students who receive a scholarship for their collaboration with OFS on sustainability research projects, including the biennial AASHE-STARS assessment of UTRGV's sustainability commitment across the campus. Read more about the Fellowship...
  • Faculty and staff make sustainability connections in D.C.. UTRGV faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Marianella Franklin, UTRGV Chief Sustainability Officer, attended a "Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience" conference sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment. "We came back with a lot of great contacts for federal agencies and corporations that we hope to collaborate with in the future," said Franklin.

 March 22 & 25, 2019 Earth Fest 

  • Earth Day 2019 at UTRGV Edinburg is on from 10am-2pm. Join us in front of the Edinburg Student Union for this open air celebration of our planet!  

    10-2: You'll have the chance to pledge to "leaf" a positive mark on Earth and learn how YOU can make a difference! We invite you to check out student and faculty research demonstrations on earth/conservation topics and lots of activity booths from different student and community organizations, including an organic farmers market hosted by students, for students! 

    Improve your health with a relaxing outdoor yoga lesson from the WRSC at 10 and a guided nature walk to our campus organic garden at 10:30. There, we're having a Garden Fiesta and another outdoor yoga session at 11Make it back to the student union for an environmental movie screening (title TBD) at 12.

  • Earth Day 2019 at UTRGV Brownsville is on from 10am-2pm. Join us in front of the UTRGV Brownsville Student Union for this open air celebration of our planet!  You'll have the chance to pledge to "leaf" a positive mark on Earth and learn how YOU can make a difference! You can take immediate action at our blood drive, and don't forget to stop by the "Pollinator Cantina" for a refreshing natural beverage and info about the butterfly garden! Check out student research on earth/conservation topics, faculty demonstrations,  an environmental movie screening (title TBD), and lots of activity booths from different student and community organizations.