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UNT Sustainability Staff Trains Educators in Mexico

This summer, four UNT Sustainability representatives traveled to SuBire Business School in Guadalajara, Mexico to provide professional development to K-12 educators. The instruction focused on how to integrate sustainability concepts into curricula and how to teach and use sustainability as a mindset and methodology. The visit was part of an ongoing partnership between the schools that began in Spring 2012.

During their visit, Nicole Cocco, Kim Gideon, Ana Trevino, and Fernanda Mendez presented on several topics including learning strategies for teaching sustainability, creative activity brainstorming for the classroom, and teaching and understanding systems thinking.

UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber

Story by: Leslie Minton

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.

UNT Receives "100,000 Strong in the Americas" Grant

The University of North Texas is among the first group of U.S. higher education institutions selected to receive grants as part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. During the announcement in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State John Kerry revealed the four U.S. higher education institutions selected for the grants.

UNT Purchases BigBelly Solar for Outdoor Waste and Recycling

DENTON, TX – The University of North Texas received a shipment of 50 BigBelly Solar sets on Monday, June 2. The We Mean Green Fund, a student environmental service fee, and UNT Facilities purchased the solar compactors as part of a new recycling standard taking effect across UNT’s Denton campus this fall.