UT Knoxville took top honors in the state and the Southeastern Conference in this year’s 2010 College Sustainability Report Card. The report, published annually by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, gave UT Knoxville a B grade, placing the campus higher than any other Tennessee college or university and tied with two other universities for the top
Planning for significant budget cuts, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has established a Lean Management Office as a permanent function of the campus administration, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. The move formalizes the university’s commitment to enhancing efficiency and improving processes as it prepares to weather a $40 million cut to its annual state
When he started college as a math major, Gordie Bennett never thought that he would end up an environmental advocate who spends his days with a nine foot tall light switch affectionately named “Switchie.” But for Bennett, the sustainability manager for UT Knoxville, it’s just another day at the office.
For Joseph DiPietro, UT vice president for agriculture, being a good steward of the environment comes naturally.
UT is more than halfway to the “Switch Your Thinking” campaign goal of reducing energy use on campus by 10 percent this fiscal year. To help the campus reach this milestone, Make Orange Green and the Committee on the Campus Environment have created an energy conservation program for faculty and staff called “Friends of Switchie.”
Faculty Senate President and professor of philosophy John Nolt speaks with the UT Minute staff about UT’s efforts to create and maintain a sustainable campus.
The Switch Your Thinking energy-saving effort at UT Knoxville is halfway to its goal of a 10 percent reduction in energy use compared to last year. As of March 1, the campus has used 5 percent less energy this fiscal year than last, resulting in a savings of $559,000. The savings are a result of
As of Friday, Jan. 30, Facilities Services began distributing 6,000 new recycling bins at UT Knoxville, more than doubling the number of recycling receptacles on campus. The seven-gallon desk-side bins are to be used for paper recycling, and will be placed in major office buildings beginning with Stokely Management Center and including South and East
Today’s Switch Your Thinking Question: Why does the Jumbotron at Neyland Stadium stay turned on at all hours of the day and night, even when no one is inside? Read on for the surprising answer!
A few “dos” and “don’ts” for staying warm with the recent heating changes on campus.