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Sustainability Advisory Council
Texas Medical Center

2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite 1
Houston, Texas 77021

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Sustainability Resources


Baylor College of Medicine - Recycling and Sustainability (

Sustainability at Rice University (

University of Houston - Green UH (Green UH Staff Contacts)


Houston-Galveston Area Regional Recycle Guide
This Houston-Galvestion Area Council (H-GAC) website, in combination with their "Recycle Centers Mapping Tool",, and the City of Houston's 3-1-1 phone number can provide the information you need to recycle almost any item in the Houston-Galveston region.

e-Stewards Initiative
"The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization of the United States, based in Seattle, Washington. It is against the backdrop of the growing e-waste crisis that the e-Stewards Initiative was born. Without appropriate national and international legislation or enforcement in place in many regions, it is unfortunately left up to individual citizens, corporations, universities, cities – all of us – to figure out how to prevent the toxic materials in electronics from continuing to cause long term harm to human health and the environment, particularly in countries with developing economies."
find an e-Stewards recycler

R2 Solutions
"R2 Solutions (R2S) is a non-profit organization established to house the R2 Practices. . . R2 Solutions will reach out to customers of electronic recyclers, providing them with information about the benefits of partnering with R2-certified e-reyclers. It will also reach out to e-recyclers, providing them with information about the benefits of being R2 certified."
fnd an R2 Certified recycler

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the environmental agency for the state. The TCEQ strives to protect our state's human and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Its goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste. The TCEQ website provides useful information on sustainability issues including recycling regulations and resources.

The Story of Stuff Project

U.S. Green Building Council
Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

Council members may submit information regarding additional resources to




Tour of UTHSC School of Nursing photos

The School of Nursing and Student Community Center building of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston exemplifies the benefits of sustainable design and construction. Designed for reduced use of energy and "potable" water, this building was constructed primarily with materials that were recycled or reused. The TMC Sustainability Advisory Council toured the building on September 8, 2010 to learn more about this LEED certified facility. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The U.S. Green Building Council grants the LEED certification to facilities which meet its standards for responsible environmental and energy practices in design and construction. See their project profile for this building to learn how it earned the LEED certification.

Contact David R. Bates (, 713.500.2111) to arrange your own tour of the School of Nursing and Student Community Center building.



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