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. We believe the decision to unite two offices with very similar goals has the potential to make the university cleaner, greener and more efficient than ever.
A full description and organizational chart is available on the Facilities Services website.
WHAT THE MERGER MEANS
- Traditional programs under UT Recycling including the Mug Project, Zero Waste Game Day, My Tiny Trash and others now fall under the management of the Office of Sustainability
- Subscribers to UT Recycling’s newsletter, “The Loop,” will be transferred to the listserve for the Office of Sustainability’s “Green Leaf” newsletter
- The current UT Recycling and Office of Sustainability websites will merge into a new site
- The combined website will have the domain name sustainability.utk.edu
- The UT Recycling and Make Orange Green social media accounts will be merging. Details will be more readily available by mid-summer.
- Jay Price, formerly UT’s Recycling Manager, is now the Sustainability Manager who will head the Office of Sustainability
- Preston Jacobs, formerly the Sustainability Manager, will now lead the newly formed Energy Office