Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is committed to fostering a harmonious relationship between our activities and the environment. Our vision is to create a campus and community where sustainability is not just a concept, but a way of life.


The Office of Sustainability aims to enhance quality of life by developing more sustainable communities that focus on the natural, built, economic, cultural and social environments. It also unifies and integrates environmental improvement approaches across campus.

Our mission is fueled by a passion for positive change and a profound respect for our planet. Through collaboration, innovation, and education, we are working to weave sustainability into the fabric of our institution and the lives of all who are a part of it.

A Message from the UTA's Office of Sustainability

In a world where the challenges of environmental stewardship and social responsibility are ever more pressing, we find ourselves at a critical juncture. As the University's Office of Sustainability, we are committed to embracing this challenge head-on, leading the way towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

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Initiatives That Matter

Over the past years, we have undertaken several initiatives aimed at reducing our ecological footprint and promoting responsible practices. These include:

  1. Resource Conservation: We have implemented energy-efficient measures across campus buildings, reducing our energy consumption while also lowering costs. Water conservation efforts, waste reduction strategies, and recycling programs are contributing to a more sustainable campus ecosystem.
  2. Education and Outreach: Our sustainability education programs have empowered students, faculty, and staff with the knowledge and tools to make environmentally conscious choices. Workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns have fostered a culture of environmental stewardship.
  3. Transportation: Encouraging alternative transportation options such as biking, carsharing, and public transit has not only reduced traffic congestion but also decreased our carbon emissions.
  4. Reducing Food Waste: we are taking proactive steps to combat food waste and create a more sustainable campus and community. Food scraps that cannot be recovered are diverted...
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Engaging the Community

We firmly believe that sustainability is a collective effort. Your involvement and input are crucial to our success. We encourage you to participate in our sustainability events, workshops, and initiatives. Share your ideas, engage in discussions, and join us in creating a more sustainable campus and community.

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Getting Involved

If you are passionate about sustainability and want to contribute, we welcome your involvement. Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member, or community member, there are numerous ways to make a difference. Feel free to reach out to us at to learn more about volunteer opportunities, events, and ways to collaborate.

Together, we can create a more sustainable, vibrant, and resilient future. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our shared vision.

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Looking Ahead

As we move forward, our commitment to sustainability remains steadfast. We are actively exploring new avenues for renewable energy, enhancing our green spaces, and expanding partnerships that align with our sustainability goals. We are excited to bring you along on this journey of growth and positive change.

Sustainability brings together economic, environmental, and social aspects that reflect the complexity of the pressing issues faced by us as an organization and as part of the North Texas community. Industries, institutions, and organizations across all domains and sectors now intersect with sustainability challenges and opportunities, affecting the knowledge and skills required for the future workforce. We are committed to creating a sustainable campus through programs such as sustainability-focused curriculum, outreach, community engagement, energy efficiency, transportation, and waste management. At the Office of Sustainability at UTA, we aim to unify and integrate sustainability initiatives across campus. We are dedicated to educating the campus and community about the importance of thinking and acting sustainably so we can use resources responsibly and help improve the lives of present and future generations.