For the past decade, The University of Tampa has taken a practical and multi-faceted approach to issues to conserve resources, achieve cost savings and lessen environmental impacts. We believe sustainability is not a one-time effort or undertaking, but a long-term, dynamic process that requires change on the part of the entire University community. UT seeks balance in sustainability efforts in a manner that improves the quality of life and academic experience at the University and yet is responsive to the global nature of environmental issues facing all of society.
The University is a founding member and sustaining partner member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Gulf Coast Chapter, which was founded in 2005. This group strives to improve sustainability in Florida, and our membership helps support our institutional sustainability efforts. The chapter provides sustainability education programs, sponsors guest speakers, and shares knowledge and resources about environmental sustainability. For more information visit www.sustainabletampabay.org.