The Office of Sustainability at Texas Tech University encourages faculty, staff, and students to further Texas Tech University's sustainability efforts. The Office of Sustainability works to track and recognize the many sustainable accomplishments across our campus and encourage new ventures. Texas Tech University provides many examples of leadership in sustainability that students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community can be proud of and these processes allow for a learning environment where students can develop needed skills and understanding to impact the world.
Arbor Day 2022
The Office of Sustainability partnered with EH&S and Custodial Services to host recycling stations for plastic, mixed paper, batteries, and printer cartridges during this years Arbor Day celebration. The Texas Tech University community was encouraged to bring something to recycle in exchange for a reusable water bottle. This initiative brought out approximately 200 people who participated and actively considered whether their items were recyclable and where they should go.
- Hospitality Services - Raider Refill Program
- Recycling at TTU
- Transportation & Parking Services - Certified Silver Bicycle-Friendly University
- Facilities Systems Management - Facilities Systems Savings
- Utilities - Central Heating and Cooling Plant
- Hard Drive Shredding - Surplus
Dero Fixit System
45 Water Bottle Refill Stations
TTU Sustainable Cabin
Custom Recycle Stations
The Operations Division has replaced recycle bin stations around campus with personalized bins made from recycled milk jugs. The personalized recycle bins are made up of 1,494 recycled milk jugs and can hold 22 gallons of recyclable materials. University Student Housing's goal is to place one in every resident hall. There are currently four installed on campus.
Vortex Hand Dryers
Operations Division has begun the process of replacing older hand dryers and paper towel dispensers with Vortex Hand Dryers. These hand dryers are germicidal and promote sustainability by drastically decreasing the need for paper towels in restrooms on campus.
Texas Tech University strives for sustainable growth. There are multiple buildings on-campus with certifications from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system designed by the United States Green Building Council, including:
- The Rawls College of Business Administration Building – Gold LEED Rating
- Texas Tech University Innovation HYB at Research Park – Silver LEED Rating
- Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building West Village Residence Hall
- J.T. & Margaret Talkington Residence Hall (Formerly Boston Residence Hall)
Dr. Carey Hewett, Director and Campus Sustainability Officer
Karen Marin, Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Operations Division Physical Plant
3122 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79409
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Mail Stop: 3142
- Box: 43142