What Does Sustainability Mean At UTK?
The Office of Sustainability works to Make Orange Green by promoting a sustainable and equitable campus community for all. We take pride in our role as part of the state’s flagship land-grant university and our responsibility to mitigate the social impacts of climate change. Through student engagement and collaborative programming, we tackle issues related to waste diversion, resource conservation, food justice, and more.
Why We Care
The University of Tennessee prides itself on being an institution of higher education. Through this position of power we must enable our students to become future leaders in a world that is constantly changing. We do this by incorporating sustainable practices into all University activities; Everything from football (Zero Waste Game Days) to classroom and office settings (My Tiny Trash). Sustainability is about working together in order to create a better world for all. We can do this by incorporating practices that are not only environmentally sound but also economically viable and socially just.
What to recycle and where to do it.
Learn how our campus is truly Making Orange Green!
Submit project proposals to make UT a more sustainable campus.
How UT is looking towards the future.
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