In 2005, the student body voted to pay an additional $8 fee to help pay for and implement green projects and programs.
In that time, the university has used the money generated by students to purchase a fleet of electric vehicles, institute student-run recycling and bike share programs across the campus, install more efficient lights and motion sensors to turn them on and off.
Projects are selected and funds dispersed by the Sustainable Campus Committee, which is comprised of a mix of students, faculty and staff.
But the projects and ideas that we discuss come from you. Good ideas come from anywhere, and we want to hear yours.
Creating a more environmentally sustainable campus is a top priority for Tennessee Tech and its students.
"Tennessee Tech University's Office of Sustainability strives to create a more environmentally friendly campus that provides mentoring and support through the integration of research and engagement for a sustainable campus."