UNT Sustainability staff are comprised of several dedicated individuals, each offering exceptional experience from a diverse variety of backgrounds. Bringing together faculty, students, interns, and volunteers, UNT Sustainability has a unique position to approach and accomplish numerous development issues that confront our university and our planet today.
Consisting of UNT President appointed faculty, students, and staff, the UNT Sustainability Council led the effort to establish UNT's Office of Sustainability in 2009, to focus efforts on 28 initiatives outlined in the inaugral Green Paper #1. The Sustainability Council's 28 recommendations still guide UNT leaders to improve campus infrastructure and develop programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in a transformative movement, making UNT one of the most sustainable universities in the nation.
The We Mean Green Fund (WMGF) Committee selects and recommends projects to be funded by the student funded We Mean Green Fund. The WMGF Committee solicits proposals throughout the year for projects that promote sustainability at UNT, review applications, and make recommendations for the allocation of WMGF resources to the Sustainability Council.
Go Green a student-led, environmental stewardship program that was launched in the fall of 2008, throughout all of UNT's residence halls. Their mission is to guide resident students into sustainable lifestyles. To do so, Go Green reps work to integrate environmental stewardship into residence culture through education, outreach, and practice. It is an exciting mentorship program that promotes sustainability, leadership, planning skills, and making connections that will last a lifetime.