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.
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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.
The annual UT Paper Purge Party is next week. UT Recycling will come to your office to collect unwanted bulk paper.
UT’s campus will be a little greener on Friday, March 4, with the planting of 850 trees in honor of Tennessee Arbor Day.
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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.
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.
UT’s Office of Sustainability has been named a finalist in the sixth annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, which honor the best environmental efforts among colleges and universities that have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
Looking for way to boost your recycling game? Facilities Services is hosting a workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Recycling and Zero Waste Practices,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, at the International House Great Room.
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