The most recognizable number for alternative fuel proponents has long been E-85—which indicates a much higher ethanol content than most fuels—but thanks in part to efforts from a UT group, that could soon give way to a new number: I-75.
The Center for Sustainable Business and Development will host the 2013 Leadership Summit on Sustainable Quality of Life from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. During the event, commissioners from state government will discuss sustainable transportation,
Jonathan Overly, director for the East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition in the campus’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, had the idea to build the planet’s longest biofuels corridor. They began in 2009 and will complete the project this year.
Catherine Wilt, director of the Center for Clean Products at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, spoke with WBIR-TV’s Beth Haynes about her work developing standards to make toys healthier, safer and more environmentally-friendly.
Catherine Wilt, director of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Clean Products, was quoted by UL Environment for her work in the development of UL 172.
The Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) has a new leader. Chris Cox has been named director of ISSE, effective Monday, October 17. Cox is also professor and associate head in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The U.S. Department of State has selected the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Purdue University as participants in one of six new US–China EcoPartnerships. The partnerships will spur collaboration among US and Chinese researchers and focus on sustainability issues in the two nations, including the environmental challenges posed by alternative
Downtown Knoxville’s economy may see a boost thanks to a free iPhone application developed by UT researchers in collaboration with three local nonprofit organizations. Called the Beck Tour app, the mobile phone application features 14 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville.
The Center for Sustainable Business and Tourism at UT Knoxville recently received a $25,000 gift from Ruby Falls to support sustainability efforts identified by the center. The CSBT is housed within the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment. Located more than 1,120 feet beneath the surface in Chattanooga, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest
To conclude more than a week’s worth of programs on national and regional water issues, a roundtable discussion will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss the future of water policy in the region. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy,
In partnership with the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the Knox County Public Library and the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will hold four events to highlight national and regional water issues.