Denton, Texas â€“ The Arbor Day Foundation announced Feb. 10, 2015 that the University of North Texas earned the 2014 Tree Campus USAÂ® 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.
Denton, Texas â€“ The UNT community will see enhanced sustainability efforts in five buildings on campus through UNT Sustainabilityâ€™s â€ś5 for 5â€ť 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.
Denton, Texas â€“ Leaders of UNTâ€™s Sustainable Communities Initiative and Sanger Independent School District announced a partnership aimed at implementing SCIâ€™s program called Excellence in Curricula and Experiential Learning.
EXCEL is a PK-12 college and career preparedness program that enhances a school districtâ€™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.
Denton, Texas â€“ Most high school summer jobs involve fast food, merchandise, swimming pools, or babysitting, but thatâ€™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, itâ€™s grown bigger and I decided to turn it into a business."