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History

2016

The University of Tennessee claims the #1 spot among higher education institutions for Green Power

2014

The University of Tennessee ranks 2nd in the nation for Gameday Recycling

2012

The Sustainability major is established

2010

The University of Tennessee’s first Climate Action Plan is established, setting 2061 as the goal for carbon neutrality

2008

The Switch Your Thinking Campaign is established, leading to over one million dollars in avoided cost

2007

The University of Tennessee’s first Sustainability Manager is hired and Chancellor Crabtree signs the ACUPCC and Climate Action Plan

2006

The Make Orange Green campaign is launched

2005

The SGA passes the Clean Energy Referendum, establishing the first Green Fee

2004

The University of Tennessee’s first ever Environmental Policy is developed by the CCE

2002

The 1st full time Recycling Coordinator is hired

1999

The Committee on the Campus Environment is formed

1995

Resident Halls receive recycling bins

1991

The University of Tennessee Recycling Program is established

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