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UT's Environmental Policy


CCE: UT's Environmental Policy

UT Knoxville Environmental Policy
(Promulgated April 2004, Revised September 2011)

  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (“UT Knoxville”) aspires to serve as a model of sustainability, stewardship, and intergenerational responsibility.
  • In its operations, UT Knoxville will apply principles of energy conservation, carbon footprint minimization, responsible purchasing, waste minimization, and sustainable design.
  • UT Knoxville faculty, staff, and students will strive to increase awareness of environmental issues and will promote sound environmental practices.
  • UT Knoxville will encourage consideration of environmental impacts in decisions made by university faculty, staff, and students.
  • UT Knoxville will establish continual improvement processes to prevent pollution, improve environmental performance, and comply with legal requirements and voluntary commitments.
  • UT Knoxville growth will occur in ways that respect the surrounding human and natural communities.
  • UT Knoxville will cooperate with other local, national, and international organizations to promote sound environmental policies and practices.
  • UT Knoxville will clearly document and report progress and achievements related to this policy.

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Contact CCE:

Chair: John Nolt, Professor, Philosophy Department, UTK, jnolt@utk.edu