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.
- FY07-08 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (a PDF file) - A presentation by Gordie Bennett, Sustainability Manager, on UT's GHG emissions
- Progress Report 2005 - Summary (a PDF file)
- Progress Report 2005 - Full Report (a PDF file)
Chair: John Nolt, Professor, Philosophy Department, UTK, email@example.com