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.
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Between Halloween costumes, decorations, and candy, there are a few simple ways to eliminate extra waste and make the holiday as green as it is fun.
Make Orange Green offers a new set of themed desktop and smartphone wallpapers each month for you to download and enjoy.
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.
Looking for tips to help you adopt more sustainable practices at home and work? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Sustainability for Home & Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the International House Great Room. The event is open to the public.
Putting a green twist on the university tradition of Big Orange Friday, the first ever Big Green Friday on Friday, March 27, will celebrate UT’s sustainability achievements and showcase the campus community’s green pride.
Each month in 2015, Make Orange Green will roll out a set of themed desktop and smartphone wallpapers for you to download and enjoy. Looking ahead to spring showers, this month’s focus is on water. Conserving water and learning how to prevent water pollution are two of the best things we can do to preserve this precious and dwindling resource.
On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.
UT’s new Sustainability Manager Preston Jacobsen is ready to hit the ground running. Coming from Haywood Community College in North Carolina, Jacobsen is eager to implement a variety of initiatives on the large scale afforded by the UT campus. “The pride of being a Southeastern Conference school is something that I want to tap into,” he said.
Massey Hall has won the eighth annual Make Orange Green POWER Challenge, earning the title of “greenest” residence hall on campus. Hosted every October by the Office of Sustainability, the POWER Challenge encourages resource conservation, recycling, and environmental awareness in the university’s twelve residence halls.