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UT Knoxville Receives Silver STARS Rating for Campus Sustainability Achievements

UT has received a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

RecycleMania Competition Hits UT Campus Today

Today is the first day of RecycleMania. What have you recycled today? RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition between universities across the country to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

UT Scores Big on EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge

Last October, the campus competed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Recycling Challenge, a friendly nationwide contest to determine which university can reduce the most waste during a football game day. In total, seventy-five universities competed in five categories: recycling, trash diversion, greenhouse gas reduction, organics reduction, and waste minimization.

Last Fall’s POWER Challenge Saves UT Campus Energy And Money

During the month of October, students living in residence halls competed in the seventh annual POWER Challenge to see which hall could reduce the most waste, conserve the most energy, and best promote sustainability on campus. The results have now been tallied and the winner is…

Have a Greener Holiday: Fun Sustainability Tips from UT Knoxville Faculty and Staff

Jerri Daoust from the College of Engineering and Tiffany Morrison fromthe Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences offer green tips to help you save time, money, and energy during the holiday season. Daoust plans to give sustainable gifts to her family and friends. Morrison has a creative alternative to scented candles for a festive atmosphere.

Have a Greener Holiday: Fun Sustainability Tips from UT Knoxville Faculty and Staff

Mary Anne Hoskins from the College of Arts and Sciences and Alisa Meador from the Programs Abroad Office offer green tips to the help you save time, money, and energy during the holiday season. Scaling back on your holiday shopping and having your Christmas tree mulched are two ways you can lessen your holiday’s impact on the environment.