The Committee on the Campus Environment was organized as a standing committee at UT in August 1999.
The mission of the Committee on the Campus Environment is to promote environmental sustainability at UT, including but not limited to promoting reductions in the university’s carbon emissions, other pollutants, waste, and the consumption of resources. To fulfill its mission, the committee will provide advice and initiate actions to (1) improve the environmental sustainability of the UT Knoxville campus, and (2) increase the university community’s awareness and knowledge of environmental sustainability.
In this context, the term “UT Knoxville campus” includes the agricultural as well as the main campus, and the term “physical environment” includes the built as well as the natural environment. The committee will include as part of its deliberations the relationship of UT to the larger physical community in which it is situated.