WHAT IS SustainTECH?
SustainTECH is a unifying, uniquely Texas Tech identity used to promote sustainability
efforts on a campus-wide basis. Bringing together campus sustainability efforts under
the SustainTECH banner provides a campus unity previously lacking. It gives an easily
remembered Tech-specific name to the concept, provides campus-wide recognition and
unity, and allows for individual efforts to be recognized as part of a larger parent
idea. It is a simple, easy way for the entire campus to come together in concept
yet still maintain respective identities, interests, and goals.
At it's core SustainTECH is a way to combine our hard work into a large, visible, and more accessible public entity that is easily found and widely recognized. In short, it's a way for all of us to join up, help each other, and get the word out!
WHAT IS A SustainTECH PARTNER?
SustainTECH Partners are departments, offices, organizations, or entities which have
chosen to be part sustainability efforts on campus. SustainTECH Partners are not
nominated or chosen. If you are demonstrably contributing to campus sustainability,
publicly promoting that effort in some way, and willing to include SustainTECH in
your efforts, you qualify!
We will keep a list of all partners on our SustainTECH Partners page, including links directly to each partner's web page.
HOW DO I BECOME A SustainTECH PARTNER?
There are three simple requirements:
- You must be making a demonstrable sustainability effort. It can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, it only has to be visible and ongoing. It could be an office recycling container, or a carpooling group, or community sustainability involvement. It's up to you. Don't worry if your approach is different, or may seem a little strange. We encourage new, unique, and innovative approaches to sustainability. (Just remember that sustainability is a balance - social, fiscal, environmental. Don't become so focused on one that you disregard the other two.)
- Your sustainability efforts must be reasonably easy to find on your web site. A picture or simple explanation will suffice, A dedicated section is preferred. A dedicated page? Even better!
- You must display the SustainTECH logo in association with any marketing or promotion of your sustainability efforts. We encourage partners to use "SustainTECH" as much as possible, even using it to label their sustainability web page link if they prefer. After all, the more it shows up on the web, the more recognition the program receives! Logo image files will be available for partners' use and convenience.
Please call us if your questions about the SustainTECH program are not answered here. Our contact information can be found below, or by using the Contact Us link to the left.