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We have been steadily reducing our environmental impact while also saving the campus hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. We take pride in our role as the state’s flagship land-grant university, and we take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards. By investing in new technologies, looking for efficiencies, and reducing waste, we are living up to the mission of providing a better life for Tennesseans.



  • Goats on the Greenway - If you love the Third Creek Greenway like we do, you might have noticed some friendly visitors on the stretch […]
  • International Compost Week - Happy International Compost Awareness Week! Composting is an easy way to get your hands dirty with sustainability right in your own backyard. Starting your own compost site is a great way to spend time outdoors, and did you know UT has an industrial compost facility? Our campus composting facilities are utilized daily to make UT greener. Read on to learn more about composting!
  • Recycling Office Merges with the Office of Sustainability - We are excited to announce that after months of planning, UT Recycling is merging with the Office of Sustainability. The merger is an attempt to achieve carefully considered goals related to facilities management and sustainability at UT.

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