Meghna Tare, executive director of UTA's Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, has been named to the Committee on Economic and Social Sustainability for Airports by the Transportation Research Board. The board provides independent objective analysis and advice to the nation to help solve complex problems and inform policy decisions.
"I am the only representative from a university campus on the committee of 11 people," Tare says. "My participation will give us a greater understanding of the sustainability needs of airports and will open up new research collaboration and partnership opportunities."
UTA was recently recognized for earning the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System Silver rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The University has programs in areas such as energy efficiency, green purchasing, carbon management, waste reduction, and water conservation.
"Meghna's work at UTA improving our environmental footprint, along with her experience developing a sustainability action plan for DFW International Airport, have provided an excellent basis for this participation on a national level," says John Hall, vice president for administration and campus operations.