Topic: Green

Wells Fargo Provides Grant to University of Texas for Clean Energy Business Ventures

Dec. 5, 2011

As part of its national environmental grant program, Wells Fargo today announced that it has provided a $125,000 grant to the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin that will fund a new Clean Energy track within the 2012 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (GVLIC).

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Momentum builds at UT for sustainability initiatives

Sept. 22, 2011
A speaker presents at the first Sustainability Symposium at UT in 2010.

Last year's UT Campus Sustainability Symposium bolstered growing support for sustainability-related projects across campus. This year's event happening Friday, Sept. 23, showcases more innovative research in the field.

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Landscaping with Austin's climate in mind

Aug. 12, 2011
Xeriscaped plantings like this one require less maintenance, including water, than traditional plantings.

The university is transforming plant beds around campus into xeriscaped spaces with native plants that require less watering.

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Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

May 4, 2009

Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.

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