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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

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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.

Energy Use on Campus Peaks in Morning Hours

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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.

Office of Sustainability Recognized for Innovation, Advanced Leadership

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.

Facilities Workshop Focuses on Zero Waste Lifestyle

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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.

UT Celebrates its Efforts to Make Orange Green on Earth Day

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As UT prepares for Earth Day, faculty, staff, and students can celebrate the strides they’ve made in making orange green. UT is a leader among large universities for successful resource conservation and environmental stewardship programs, and it leads the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for several green initiatives.