Tennessee Tech University has been formally engaged in the sustainability process since 2005 when President Bell approved the Green Fee Program. This program originated as a bill from SGA which allowed $8.00 (Bill F05-01) of a student activity fee to be set aside toward sustainable campus initiatives. In the Spring of 2018, SGA voted to increase this fee to $10.00 (Bill S18-017). The fee is distributed with approval from the Sustainable Campus Committee, which is a mix of students, faculty and staff, that has been appointed by the President.
Sustainability Plan: Tennessee Tech's Sustainability Strategic Plan
⇐ Navigate through our projects and initiatives by clicking the links to the left.
"Tennessee Tech University's Office of Sustainability strives to create a more environmentally friendly campus that provides mentoring and support through the integration of research and engagement for a sustainable campus."
In the fall of 2015, the Office of Sustainability was established to help promote and document sustainable initiatives on campus. From the fee, Tennessee Tech has been able to implement a Bike Share Program, purchase Electric Vehicles, put in Hydration Stations & Occupancy Sensors and other projects.
Green Power Switch, Project Regrind & Associated Research, along with other initiatives such as Student Outreach through Earth Week Activities, the “Tree”mendous planting on campus, and much more. We are are always open to new project ideas from students on campus. You can submit your ideas through our
TN Tech is a STARS Silver Institution
The Sustainable Campus Committee approved funding to join AASHE, which founded the STARS program. Through this, the Office of Sustainability is evaluating sustainability in Academics, Engagement, Operations, Planning & Administration, Innovation & Leadership, and the university as a whole. In the Fall of 2019, we were rated as a Silver STARS University, this an improvement from 2017's Bronze rating thanks to a community effort. Tech will be able to use this as a benchmark for moving forward and improving sustainable initiatives across the campus. This database is open to any faculty or student of Tennessee Tech. If you are interested in learning more about the rating system or helping collect information, contact us!
phone: (931) 372-3021
address: 845 N. Dixie Ave. Cookeville, TN
office hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM
|Sustainability Manager||Student Workers: Office||Student Workers: Recycling|
Lily Z Chaffin
Haley Van Huis