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 Office of Sustainability held its annual Environmental Leadership Awards on Wednesday, April 24, to recognize students, faculty, staff, and community members who demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership in their everyday lives.
Throughout April, UT’s Office of Sustainability will work with students, faculty, and campus partners to provide a range of environmentally focused events to celebrate Earth Month.
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.
UT Recycling has opened the Grow Lab, a campus garden that serves as an outdoor classroom and hub for community engagement while working to address local food insecurity.
The Office of Sustainability will celebrate the last UT Earth Month 2018 event with Facilities Services during a ceremonial tree planting for National Arbor Day. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the event that will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, at the Engineering Quad.
UT has received a 2017 green power leadership award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
UT sustainability manager Preston Jacobsen recently spoke with the News Sentinel about UT’s inclusion in two prestigious lists of schools that are doing great things in sustainability.
UT Recycling’s Sustainability Art Show will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the UT Recycling Warehouse, 2121 Stephenson Drive, Dock 24. Artists will display works ranging from dance to sculpture that pertain to the show’s themes of sustainability and recycling.
The Committee on the Campus Environment works to advance sustainability and environmental stewardship at UT and is seeking new staff and faculty members.
A leading national expert in water resources and security will give a presentation on chemicals in our water supply.