The SEED Initiative

Student Involvement

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Friday Night Lights: FNL is a group of student volunteers dedicated to helping UT conserve energy by turning off lights in academic buildings on Friday nights. In addition to helping to conserve energy and save money, volunteers have the opportunity to earn service hours that may be able to be applied to other groups, fraternities, sororities, etc.

    • volunteer buttonRockets Recycle- Green Tailgating: Promote recycling at home Rocket football games in the Glass Bowl Stadium & Tailgating Lots. Any student, faculty, or staff member that wants to volunteer can sign up by yourself, with a friend, or with a student organization. Significant amounts of recyclables are generated inside and outside of the stadium. Rocket Recycling wants to provide opportunities to capture and recycle these waste streams!

    • Recycling: To strengthen UT's recycling program, we rely on volunteers. Depending on the time of year, different volunteer opportunities are available. Starting in January with RecycleMania, volunteers can help with basketball recycling events, electronic waste events, and others.

    • Energy Conservation: At UT we take energy conservation very seriously. In order to keep our facilities operating at our highest standard, we need help with various tasks around campus. For example: helping with a light audit, inventorying equipment, etc.

      Outdoor Classroom Garden: The UT Outdoor Classroom Garden relies on volunteers. Volunteers help with planning garden bed design, planting seeds and tending to seedlings, transplanting starts to the garden, weeding and tending garden beds, harvesting flowers and food, and in preparing the garden beds for winter plantings including cover crops and garlic. 

    • Sustainability Audits: In order to continually monitor our progress on a range of sustainability projects, we undertake audits to make adjustments and improvements.

    • Miscellaneous Projects: Depending on the day, SEED always has other miscellaneous projects we could use volunteers to help complete them.
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  • Improving Recycling
  • BlackoUT (fall semesters)
  • Green Office certification program
  • Green Event certification program
  • Office supply reuse program
  • Green Student Guide
  • Sustainable Purchasing Guide
  • Sustainability Campus Tour/Map
  • Marketing: social media, website, videos, etc.
  • Education and outreach coordinator
  • Walk-ability study of campus
  • Zip Car program
  • Tailgating and athletics' recycling
  • RecycleMania (spring semesters)
  • Campus Conservation nationals (spring semester)
  • Green Lab certification program
  • Green Greeks certification program
  • Green Fellows program
  • Batter recycling project
  • Sustainability Ambassador certification program
  • Feasibility study on local food on campus
  • Feasibility study on rain water harvesting
  • Feasibility study on greener printing
  • Many more!
  • Project Support
    • Have a great project idea (Green Fund, Senior Design, or other) you'd like to undertake to enhance sustainability at UT?
    • Submit your project idea to the SEED team and we can offer guidance and support along the way!
Last Updated: 6/26/15