Our Commitment

UNT will be a global leader in environmental, economic, and social sustainability. UNT is committed to follow and promote green standards, maximize efficiency, and become a powerful agent of change in our local community and abroad.

Sustainability Vin Diagram

UNT Sustainability reports to Dr. Tom McCoy, vice president of research and economic development, Thomas.McCoy@UNT.edu, 940-369-7487, Hurley Administration Building, Room 210.

The Office of Research and Economic Development promotes research, scholarship and creative activities that engage faculty, research scientists, students and external collaborative partners. The research office assists faculty through its divisions.

Research Development
Research Services
Economic Development
Research Integrity and Compliance
Intramural Funding
Technology Transfer and Economic Development
UNT Sustainability


Economic, environmental and social sustainability that provides profit to people and the planet.


UNT Sustainability will collaborate with the UNT family and its partners to generate cohesion, provide information and support, and encourage behavior change to address environmental, economic and social challenges.


STARS Silver


American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) Ascociation for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education  

Our Achievements

Since 2009, the University of North Texas has emerged as a sustainability leader in higher education. UNT's commitment to sustainability has been recognized by several entities nationwide.
  • The University of North Texas is listed in 2015 The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges as the 42nd greenest campus out of 353.
  • In 2014, UNT was recognized as the eighth "greenest" college in the country by eCollegeFinder.org
  • Best College Rankings noted UNT as one of 100 colleges doing "green" right.
  • UNT has been deemed a Tree Campus USA university each year since 2007.
  • UNT was the first Texas college to have wind turbines on its campus.