Sustainable Campus Committee


Creating a more environmentally sustainable campus is a top priority for Tennessee Tech and its students.

In 2005, the student body voted to pay an additional $8 fee (Bill F05-01) to help pay for and implement green projects and programs. SGA voted to increase this fee to $10.00 (Bill S18-017) in the Spring of 2018 

Since then, the university has used the money generated by students to purchase a fleet of electric vehicles, institute student-run recycling and bike share programs across the campus, install more efficient lights and motion sensors to turn them on and off, and many more projects to make this campus more environmentally friendly.

Projects are selected and funds dispersed by the Sustainable Campus Committee, which is comprised of a mix of students, faculty and staff.

Recently, we have invested in the AASHE STARS Program, Green Power Switch, Project Regrind & Associated Research, along with other initiatives such as Student Outreach through things such as Earth Week Activities and the “Tree”mendous planting on campus. We are currently working towards LEED Certification for the new Science Building, but are always open to new project ideas from students on campus. You can submit your ideas through our proposal form.

Meeting Information

Our meetings are always open to students and faculty that would like to sit in. The start time is 3:30 P.M. and the location is in the Facilities' Conference Room ( 220 W. 10th Street Cookeville, Tennessee 38505). 

Fall 2019 Sustainable Campus Committee Meetings

September 4th, 2019

September 18th, 2019

October 2nd, 2019

October 16th, 2019

October 30th, 2019

November 13th, 2019

December 4th, 2019


  • Students

    Ms. Shelby Brewer- Chairman- Psychology

    Mr. Justin Douglass- Mechanical Engineering

    Mr. David Garber- Mathematics

    Mr. Cole Stovall- Mechanical Engineering

    Ms. Mohera Narimetla- Mathematics & Chemical Engineering

    Ms. Emma Jones- Environmental and Sustainability Studies

    Ms. Maci Arms- Civil and Environmental Engineering & Spanish

    Mr. Mark Witt- Environmental and Sustainability Studies

    Ms. Savannah Shanklin- Graduate Student- Counseling

  • Faculty and Staff

    Ms. Katie Williams- Student Affairs/RUC

    Dr. Brian Leckie- Agriculture

    Dr. Steve Sharp- Environmental Sciences

    Mr. Jessup Peterson- Res. Life Hall Director

    Mr. Josh Hulgan- Res. Life 

    Mr. Brian Carver- Biology

    Ms. Shawn Krosnick- Biology

    Mr. Garrett Lucas- Campus Recreation

    Ms. Laura Militana- Communications and Marketing

    Mr. Anthony Paradis- Nutrition and Athletics

    Ms. Kacee Abott- Derryberry

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