UT has committed to diverting half of its waste from landfills by 2030 as part of a larger goal of becoming a zero waste institution. This will be a significant increase in the diversion rate; the 2018 rate was 33 percent.
The fall semester may be over, but Facilities Services crews are just getting started on a variety of upgrades across campus to complete them while classes are not in session.
Along with improved walkways, lighting, and stronger Wi-Fi—through collaboration with UT’s Office of Information Technology—the use of plants has shaped Volunteer Boulevard into a pedestrian-friendly and welcoming corridor.
In 2008, UT’s Facilities Services team began tallying campus trees for a database of information about tree populations.
A construction-related electrical outage has impacted numerous buildings on campus. Facilities Services is working to bring buildings back on line as quickly as possible.
UT’s Ken and Blaire Mossman Building has been selected as an outstanding design in the 2019 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, which honors excellence in educational interiors. The building will be featured in the August issue of American School & University.
This Tennessee Arbor Day more than 120 trees will be planted on campus.
Through an innovative program intended to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions on campus, Facilities Services recently purchased eight new electric vehicles.
Anita O’Dell, a staff member in Facilities Services, passed away suddenly February 12. She was 48. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at the Facilities Services Complex.
Last month, for the first time ever, UT was recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Do you know of an area on campus that needs sprucing up? Facilities Services is taking nominations as part of their Volunteer First Impressions contest.
Before Mona Hernandez leaves her office each evening, she checks one last item off her to-do list: emptying her deskside recycling and trash bins. It’s part of My Tiny Trash, a new waste reduction and awareness initiative coming to UT office buildings that swaps deskside trash cans for gray three-quart Tiny Trash containers.