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The Committee on the Campus Environment was organized as a standing committee at UT in August 1999.

Mission Statement

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.

What We Do

The CCE meets monthly to discuss ways to make UT Knoxville a more environmentally conscious university. Meetings are virtual through Zoom open to the public.

Other Ways to Get Involved:

The CCE votes on the Sustainability Champion, a monthly award recognizing a UT faculty, staff, or student who leads by example in how to exemplify what it means to Make Orange Green: environmental stewardship, leadership, activism, etc.

Learn More and Submit your Nominations