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Environmental Stewardship Fund

Created in 2005, the Campus Environmental Stewardship Fund encourages and enables faculty, staff, and other donors to help make the Knoxville campus an outstanding example of environmental leadership.

What does the fund do?

The money in the fund is used in projects and initiatives throughout campus, closely matching the use of the Student Environmental Initiatives fee. Some uses for the money include purchasing green power, purchasing hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles, and installing energy-efficient heating and lighting systems, as well as promoting energy conservation on campus.

How can I help?

Contributing to the fund is easy! One way is to make a contribution using the gift form via the secure UT Foundation website. To make a recurring gift via credit card, select “I would like to schedule payments” in the Designation section.

UT faculty and staff can contribute to the fund directly from each paycheck. To make a gift via payroll deduction, please contact Mary Ingram of the UT Foundation at 865-974-2522 or

Your gifts will help UT make continuing strides to reduce energy usage and pollution while increasing environmental awareness on campus.

Thanks for supporting environmental stewardship at UT!