ETF votes to increase green power to cover 56% of electric consumption!

Green Flex is a voluntary renewable energy program from the Tennessee Valley Authority and participating local power companies. Participants in the Green power program legally transfer the environmental rights of the energy produced from their renewable facilities to TVA, which are used to supply for customers purchasing renewable energy certificates through Green Flex. The product is sold in megawatt-hours (MWh) with a minimum purchase of 2,000 MWh/year. In 2019,

Techno Trash

Did you notice?  UTC’s Office of Sustainability has placed new Techno Trash Bins in several locations around campus!  Be sure to save your old electronics this Christmas season to recycle on campus next semester!  Our Techno Trash Bins accept phones, laptops, printers and ink cartridges, CD’s and many more!  Please visit our Techno Trash page here to learn more!

2018 Litter Survey

Be sure to fill out this year’s litter survey!  The survey is quick and completely anonymous.  Your response will give the city insight on the opinions and resolutions about littering from residents in the Chattanooga area.  Fill out the survey and help make Chattanooga a cleaner place!  You can access the survey by clicking here. This survey and all photos are provided by Green Steps of Chattanooga.

2017 Earth Day Event

Another year of UTC Earth Week celebrations! This year we will be teaming up with the Patten Series to bring you Earth, Wind & Solar!

2016 Earth Week

  Monday 4/18: Tabling |UC Lobby 10-2 Earth Week Kick-Off| UC Chattanooga Room 3-5 Tuesday 4/19: Tabling| UC Lobby 10-2 Bike Maintenance + Tour (bike provided)| Holt Hall| 2-3:30 Wednesday  4/20: Tabling| UC Lobby 10-2 Weigh the Waste| Crossroads 11-1:30 Garden Restoration Day| Engel Stadium 1-4 Thursday 4/21: Tabling| UC Lobby 10-2 Blue + Gold make Green Banner Painting| Heritage Plaza 11-1 Friday 4/22: Tabling| UC Lobby 10-2 Campus

UTC Purchases 14.4 million KwH of Renewable Energy

As a part of the Green Power Switch Southeastern Renewable Energy Credit, TVA has decreased their prices of the REC energy blocks which has allowed UTC to get more renewable energy for less! UTC went from having 6 million to 14.4 million KwHs all for the same price. With 14,400,000 kilowatt hours purchased by UTC’s Green Fee, we have increased our campus’s total energy consumption from 13% to 30% of renewable resources such

UTC UHON Class Gains Recognition from the Times Free Press on New Green Light Certification

      Over the course of this semester, University Honors students worked to help the university earn a coveted green|light certification. This certification is granted through green|spaces, a local nonprofit, and requires participants to meet certain conditions to increase sustainability and environmental stewardship. Check out the Times Free Press article HERE              

Learn More About Green Trips with UTC’s Charlene Simmons’ Experience

UTC Green trips website is now LIVE. START LOGGING TODAY @ GreenTrips is an incentive program that provides rewards for walking, biking, carpooling, taking public transit or telecommuting. By encouraging more efficient use of our existing roads and sidewalks, GreenTrips helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution at the same time. GreenTrips is a free program of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency. Since its launch in June 2013,

Log Your Trips with Green Trips

Green Trips is a program of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency that rewards Chattanoogans for using healthy, cost-effective, and fun transportation alternatives. This free program provides incentives for taking green trips (walking, biking, carpooling, taking transit, and telecommuting), plus a carpool finder.

Arbor Day 2015 cleaning up Chattanooga’s Air

During the Arbor Day 2015 celebration, UTC announced their 5th anniversary as a Tree Campus USA and the city of Chattanooga announced their 25th anniversary as a Tree City USA. These initiatives help clean Chattanooga’s air quality while also making it a more desirable place to live.