Community Engagement


North Texas Food Policy Alliance

In effort to coordinate efforts to reduce food insecurity in North Texas, UTA started the North Texas Food Policy Alliance. The diverse group of partners ranging from community leaders to city government, from public health and community nonprofit organizations to educational institutions. Collectively, NTFPA’s 42 partnering organizations represent the 16 counties in North Texas, bringing their placed-based experience and deep knowledge to work towards a more sustainable and equitable food system.

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Regional Center for Expertise

UTA Office of Sustainability teamed up with the UT Dallas Office of Sustainability in 2019 to form a Regional Center for Expertise in Sustainable Development in North Texas. RCE North Texas is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, community associations, and local, regional, state and federal government agencies. As the second most populous state in the nation, the region of North Texas has a larger population than most of the other fifty states. The sixteen counties of North Texas encompass a diverse and vibrant demographic and economic region. At this pivotal moment for North Texas, the formation of this RCE will be an influencer in the community as cities expand, providing the resources to maximize the potential economic opportunity that well-managed communities can offer.

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Community Service

The Office of Sustainability works with UTA’s Center for Service Learning to connect organizations, students, and faculty with service learning opportunities for students. We also host and promote various community service events on our website and Instagram account (@GoGreenUTA).

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North Central Texas Council of Governments

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is a regional body that informs and collaborates with local governments in North Texas. The Office of Sustainability has worked with NCTCOG in the past to promote the Air North Texas Campaign. This campaign aims to educate North Texans about clean air habits and air quality awareness. UTA students have created Clean Air PSAs for the campaign to promote clean air habits.