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UT Wins Smart Trips Commitment to Alternative Commuting Award

UT Knoxville has won the coveted award for Outstanding Achievement for Commitment to Alternative Commuting. The award was presented at the annual Smart Trips award ceremony held this week. UT won by tallying the most points during the Smart Trips Commuter Challenge, effectively removing 36,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from the air.

UT Launches Nation’s First Fully Automated E-bike Sharing System

UT Knoxville is home to the nation’s first automated electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing system. The pilot program is the subject of a research study by civil and engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry and Stacy Worley and David Smith from biosystems engineering. If successful, it may be adopted into a full-scale program by the university.

Call to Conserve Energy During Peak Hours of 2-8 p.m.

With temperatures soaring into the nineties, it is no secret we are using more energy—and we use the most energy between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. It is also during these hours that our campus is charged more for its energy usage—by almost 50 percent more than other months.

UT Among Princeton Review’s Top 311 Green Colleges

UT Knoxville has been recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses in North America by the Princeton Review. The education services company selected UT Knoxville for inclusion in the second annual edition of its guidebook, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition, released April 20.

RecycleMania Enters Its Final Two Weeks; Totals Up Over Last Year’s

There are just three weeks left in this year’s RecycleMania and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is off to a great start! In the first five weeks, the campus has 40 percent more materials this year compared to 2010. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recycled more than 63,060 pounds of cardboard, paper, plastic and cans — about 1.5 pounds per full-time staff person — last year during RecycleMania.

UT Travel is Going Green

The University of Tennessee has now begun accepting paperless travel claims. The plan is to move the travel claim process to a paperless basis by July 2011.

Building Schedule for Paper Purge Party

Next week the Paper Purge Party Crew will make the rounds on campus in an effort to top the more than 63,060 pounds of cardboard, paper, plastic and cans recycled on campus last year during RecycleMania. RecycleMania is an eight-week competition among more than 630 college and university recycling programs across the country representing 6 million students and more than 1.5 million staff and faculty.

UT Knoxville to Host Second ‘Paper Purge Party’ Week

UT Knoxville recycled more than 63,060 pounds of cardboard, paper, plastic and cans — about 1.5 pounds per full-time staff person — last year during RecycleMania. Next week, UT is hosting its second Paper Purge Party, where everyone on campus is invited to get rid of their unwanted paper.

UT Recycling Achieves Goal, Collects Record Waste on Game Days

The recycling totals are in and UT Knoxville is victorious. While fans may have been watching what was happening on the field this football season, UT Recycling, the campus crew in charge of recycling, had been working hard collecting cups, bottles, leftover food, etc. in an effort to recycle 50 tons of trash.