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University receives TVA ‘Innovator of the Year’ award

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was recently honored with the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Green Power Switch Leadership Awards. This award recognizes organizations that are dedicated to renewable power and energy efficiency.

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Partnership with Orange Grove Recycling benefits environment, community, and campus

UTC’s current partnership with Orange Grove benefits not only the environment, but the community as well. “The benefit is twofold. We’re keeping this material out of the landfill and we’re supporting a community organization,” says Lisa Darger, Sustainability Coordinator.

Blue + Gold= Green at UTC football games

In coordination with Waste Connections of Tennessee, Inc., UTC has implemented a recycling program to be featured at all Mocs Football home games throughout the 2013 season.

First campus building to gain LEED certification: Bretske

In a tiny structure built to house a campus cafeteria on Oak Street in 1947 and later the Department of Geology, new student and faculty inhabitants are enjoying tall, wide windows that wash their art studios with light.  Bretske Hall’s Cinderella story is not only transformational, it’s making history.

Blue + Gold = Green, Sustainability Days

By Megan Davis, University Relations Intern UTC joined a national movement and engaged students in the first Campus Sustainability Days, held October 24-26.  Two hundred attendees participated in this successful series of events. 

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