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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.

⇐  Navigate through our projects and initiatives by clicking on the links to the left.


Tennessee Tech invites you to make a personal commitment by pledging to make small everyday changes which can make a positive impact on the environment. Choose which options you pledge to do in each category and help Tennessee Tech GO GREEN! 


Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

Whether you are new to Tech's campus or a returning student,  there is always more to learn about what the university has to offer! Follow the link to learn about the different sustainable resources that you can use during your time at TTU!



If you need a quick way to learn about campus initiatives, or would like to suggest new and better ones, fill out our monthly survey. This month's survey is on: Campus Sustainability!


"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, create a Green Fitness Room, purchase Electric Vehicles, put in Hydration Stations & Occupancy Sensors and other projects that can be viewed here.

We have invested in the AASHE STARS Program, 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 working towards LEED Certification for the new Science Building, and are always open to new project ideas from students on campus. You can submit your ideas through our proposal form.

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!

 Learn about the Green Power Switch Discover your ecological footprint  Learn more about AASHE


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

DeLayne Miller


Erika Phillips

Lily Z Chaffin

Austin Sanders

Lauren Matlock


Kylee Hancock

Dalton Fowler

Camden Scarce

Nick Gaspar

Haley Van Huis

Bryce Fox


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