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Local & National Organizations

Local Organizations

Air North Texas

Air North Texas is a regional clean air partnership and campaign to provide a comprehensive air quality resource. UT Arlington is the first university in the state of Texas to join the Air North Texas collaborative.

Arlington Conservation Council

Arlington Conservation Council, a non-profit organization in Arlington and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, promotes efforts including environmental awareness and conservation of natural resources.

City of Arlington, Environmental Services

Coordinator of sustainability efforts, Environmental Services emphasizes storm water quality activities: public education; water quality monitoring; control of sediment and pollutants; industrial inspection; and spill response.

Fort Worth Audubon Society

The Fort Worth Audubon Society promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of birds and other wildlife while preserving and protecting their natural habitats.

Greater DFW Recycling Alliance

A council within the Recycling Alliance of Texas, the mission of the Greater DFW Recycling Alliance is to preserve the Texas environment by encouraging the reuse, reduction and recycling of goods and to promote the use of recycled-content goods and materials.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club

Sierra Clubs across the nation work together to protect communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, founded in 1892 by John Muir in order "to do something for the wilderness and to make the mountains glad."

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Serving a 16-county region, NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments formed to strengthen and assist them in planning for common needs and cooperating for mutual benefit and sound regional development.
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North Texas Corporate Recycling Alliance

The North Texas Corporate Recycling Alliance exists to promote recycling and the use of recycled goods to area businesses through leadership, advocacy and education.

Recycling Alliance of Texas

The Recycling Alliance of Texas fosters the exchange of recycling information among professionals, organizations, governmental entities, and individuals; complements and coordinates recycling industry initiatives; and acts as a clearinghouse of recycling resources.

Sustainable Dallas

Sustainable Dallas provides leadership, networking and guidance region-wide to businesses, institutions, and communities to create an economically profitable, socially responsible, and environmentally sound future.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The state environmental agency, TCEQ oversees: policy and legislation; permits and licenses; contracts and funding; compliance, enforcement and cleanups; water availability and safety; and public education.
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U.S. Green Building Council, North Texas Chapter

With over 900 members locally, the U.S. Green Building Council works to promote a sustainable, profitable & healthy built environment in the North Texas area through education, professional training and outreach.

Vision North Texas

Vision North Texas works to increase public awareness about important regional land use issues plus serves as a forum for discussion, education, research and decision about public and private sector actions to address these concerns.

National Organizations

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Further signaling its commitment to sustainability, UT Arlington has formally joined the AASHE. More than 600 four-year and 235 two-year academic institutions are members of AASHE. UT Arlington becomes the fourth in Texas, alongside UT Austin, Rice University, and Trinity University. The President's Sustainability Committee and its work groups will find the AASHE web page to provide a wealth of case studies, reports, guidelines, and other materials dealing with every aspect of campus sustainability, from best practices in landscaping and dining services to course syllabi and surveys on student environmental awareness.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Sustainable University

News and views on sustainability in higher education.

Environmental Communication Network

The Environmental Communication Network is an online community of scholars, professionals and citizens concerned with the role of communications in environmental affairs and providing resources for its advancement. and hybrid vehicles

Hybrid-electric vehicles use advanced technology to combine a small gas engine with an electric motor. Visit to learn more, compare hybrids side-by-side and find out how you can save money through Federal tax purchase incentives.

National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition

There are more than 6 million flexible fuel vehicles ( FFV ) on U.S. roads today, but many FFV drivers don't know their vehicle is one. Visit the Ethanol Retailers web site to find out if your vehicle is a FFV.

National Wildlife Federation

The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.

Solutions for Our Future

A nationwide initiative, Solutions for Our Future is an effort to increase awareness that higher education is one of our nation's greatest resources. Check out their sustainability resource site, Higher Education Goes Green.

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