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University of North Texas Earns 2014 Tree Campus USA Recognition from National Arbor Day Foundation

Denton, Texas – The Arbor Day Foundation announced Feb. 10, 2015 that the University of North Texas earned the 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition. The national program, launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.


5 for 5 Initiative Illuminates Better Choices

Denton, Texas –  The UNT community will see enhanced sustainability efforts in five buildings on campus through UNT Sustainability’s “5 for 5” initiative this academic year. This spring's program is Jan. 26-April 10 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The initiative targets five campus buildings with five sustainability themes focused on infrastructure improvement, educational outreach and community engagement to promote sustainable behaviors.

UNT SCI and Sanger ISD Enter Partnership

Denton, Texas –  Leaders of UNT’s Sustainable Communities Initiative and Sanger Independent School District announced a partnership aimed at implementing SCI’s program called Excellence in Curricula and Experiential Learning. 
EXCEL is a PK-12 college and career preparedness program that enhances a school district’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 5. EXCEL programs and activities offered by Sanger ISD are focused on staff professional development, curricula enhancement, experiential learning and employer engagement.

UNT Sustainability Intern Takes Honey Business to Local Market

Denton, Texas – Most high school summer jobs involve fast food, merchandise, swimming pools, or babysitting, but that’s not the case for Jarod Hoover, a student at Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas. Instead, he has spent the summer before his junior year building his own business.

Hoover owns and runs Hoover Honey, a beekeeping and honey business, with the help of his grandfather. After reading news reports on declining bee populations around the country, he started the business with no prior knowledge of beekeeping.

"I heard that bees were dying out and I wanted to help," Hoover said. "Since then, it’s grown bigger and I decided to turn it into a business."