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Seven Ways You Can Help Make Orange Green

We’re sure you have plenty on your plate with classes, internships, jobs, and other activities. You may not be thinking about ways you can help make our campus a more sustainable place. But what if we told you there are easy ways you can help? Here are a few tips to help you do your

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UT Recognized for Green Efforts

Earlier this year, UT’s Office of Sustainability was recognized as a STARS Silver Institution and a Top Green Power User by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

UT to Host Campus Bagless Day during Earth Month

UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Water Conservation Focus of February Calendar

More than one hundred Brita water bottle refilling stations in buildings across campus provide free filtered water. The next time you need a break, grab your reusable water bottle and head to the nearest refill station. You’ll get some exercise and save another plastic bottle from the landfill. After you’ve quenched your thirst, be sure to download February’s Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers.

Energy Use on Campus Peaks in Morning Hours

Between November and March, energy costs are highest between 5:00–11:00 a.m. During these hours, consider turning down the thermostat in favor of a sweater, and wait to use large appliances until the afternoon. Find out more about UT’s peak energy hours and be sure to download the Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers.