In the hustle and bustle of the Forty Acres, you can find hidden gardens, racks of donated professional clothing, hearty food pantries, organized trash cans and energy-saving efforts maintained by staff and faculty members of The University of Texas at Austin — with the help of many volunteers.
Brianna Duran, Campus Environmental Center coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, says every person on campus has the potential to make a difference by contributing to larger efforts in small ways.
“What’s cool about working at UT is that you can have a big impact because there are so many of us,” Duran says. “If every staff member was conscious about that … that’s a lot of impact.”
Staff and faculty members who want to contribute have many options to give their time, energy or donations to campus programs that help power the UT Austin community.