The University of Texas at Austin had its eye on sustainability as early as 1930, when we built a now internationally award-winning natural gas power plant in the middle of our dense, urban campus. Today, students, faculty, and staff continue their persistent efforts to preserve and expand our presence in sustainability in the classroom, athletics and residential life, and across campus.

Specific initiatives in academics and operations, as well as information on our green buildings, our student green fee program and ongoing policy discussions, are all accessible on the UT Austin Sustainability Portal.  The portal also includes contact information for students, staff and faculty wanting to get involved or to find someone connected with a particular program.

Belo Center for New Media

The Belo Center for New Media features long-lasting materials, such as the terrazzo floors, as well as wood grown in a certifiably sustained manner. [Photo by Roy Mata, courtesy of Flintco.]


If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the portal, contact the Office of Sustainability.