did you know?
  1. UNT is ranked the greenest college campus in Texas by eCollegeFinder.com
  2. 18% of UNT undergraduates and 12% of graduate students use the A-Train to commute each week.
  3. UNT recycles 30 tons of paper, cardboard, and aluminum every month.
  4. The federal government could save nearly 30% in annual ink cost by exclusively using Garamond font.
  5. UNT buildings across campus have been renovated with motion sensors to reduce lighting costs. This initiative is part of a SMART energy performance contract with Schneider Electric.
  6. In 2012, UNT installed three community-size wind turbines adjacent to Apogee Stadium. Check out the live dashboard website and see the turbines in action.
  7. UNT's SMART project has reduced the university's CO2 emissions by 43,123 tons.
  8. During WWII, "Rosie the Riveter" may have worked at defense plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, but she learned to rivet at North Texas.
  9. Over 150 faculty engage in sustainability related research and education activities at UNT.
  10. In the Pohl Recreation center, students can do more than feel the burn, they can offset the burning of fossil fuels by using the 36 ReRev elliptical machines.
  11. UNT purchases electricity from Denton Municipal Electric, which purchases 40% wind energy for its customers.
  12. UNT annually publishes its emissions in a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.
  13. The percentage of UNT students commuting by bicycle has increased by 6% since 2009.
  14. Three UNT dining halls offer tray-less dining to reduce water and energy consumption associated with dishwashing.
  15. For all new buildings, UNT has committed to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification or higher.
  16. UNT offers an all-vegan menu at Mean Greens Cafeteria in Maple Hall to help students eat healthy and lower their “foodprint.”
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UNT Sustainability Presents "To Divest or Not to Divest: Fossil Fuels and Your Investments"

April 17, 2015 | Denton, Texas – The fervent and passionate student debate about divestment as the preferred strategy to treat global climate change indicates that the upcoming professional panel discussion is needed to continue the discussion.

Members of the nationally ranked UNT Debate Team squared off in a standing-room-only room of the Gateway Center April 16 with people listening in a line out the door, said Carla Collette, UNT Sustainability outreach coordinator.

“We obviously hit a nerve – a topic of great interest and intense emotions,” said Brian Lane, Ph.D., UNT associate professor and director of UNT Debate, who moderated the student event.


April 17, 2015 | Denton, Texas – More than 20 exhibitors are aligned to support UNT Sustainability’s focus on Earth Week, April 21-27, as the university continues its work to further economic, environmental and social sustainability.

NRG Energy, Inc., based in Princeton, N.J., and Houston, joins as a new participant this year along with other sustainability-conscious companies. NRG, always striving to make a difference in communities and in the environment works at developing and executing innovative solutions that protect the planet and connect people to needed resources. Other sustainers participating in Earth Week this year include local vendors and governmental agencies.

Earth Day, Earth Week, Earth Month – Celebration is Sustainable at UNT!

April 16, 2015 / Denton, Texas – There is no dearth of Earth – Earth-friendly activities that is – for your calendar. Plan to attend some of the fun, educational and inspiring sustainability-focused events this month. People, planet and profitability for all are the elements that support economic, environmental and social sustainability. Join in the green life at UNT – and we mean green! #UNTSustains


Denton, Texas –  The Conference on Education and Culture, co-hosted by UNT’s College of Education and the Secretariat of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico and the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, takes place May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UNT Gateway Center Ballroom. Ulla M. Connor, Ph.D., from Indiana University–Purdue University, will deliver the keynote address, Intercultural Communication: Language, Culture and Learning.