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UNT Sustainability Announces Sustainable Communities Initiative

DENTON, TX – UNT Sustainability, housed under Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas, is launching an initiative focused on developing sustainable communities through education and community partnerships.

The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) works with community leaders to strengthen their ability to overcome social, economic, and environmental challenges. As an entity of UNT Sustainability, SCI has access to the University of North Texas network, linking communities to one of the largest universities in Texas.

Learn more about UNT Sustainability's newest initiative here.

Creative ReUse: Linking Fine Art and Sustainability

Many times I’ve been asked, “How did someone with a fine art background get interested in sustainability?” Sustainability and artistic expression seem like two very different fields, but fine art is really about thinking “within the box” and trying to convey your vision, or create something with the resources you have at your disposal. Ask any art student at UNT about their art supply budget, and you’ll see what I mean.

West Hall received EPA's ENERGY STAR

DENTON (UNT), Texas – West Hall, a residence hall on the University of North Texas campus, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

UNT Launches We Mean Green REAL Community

DENTON, TX – The University of North Texas now has a new way for students to live green in the residence halls on campus. The recently added We Mean Green REAL Community, to be located in Maple Hall starting fall 2014, is an immersive experience in environmental, social, and economic change.

Students who live in the community will have the opportunity to engage in special projects on campus, as well as participate in workshops and field trips. These activities will give students a unique college experience that delivers a broad perspective of sustainability that can apply to any field of study. The community is also geared to encourage behavior change that will instill healthy and sustainable habits.