This report represents the first Climate Action Plan for the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga (UTC). It was undertaken specifically to comply with the American College and
University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), which was signed by Chancellor Roger
Brown in 2009. It also supports the implementation of the Strategic Plan, which identifies an
environmentally sustainable campus as one of its institutional goals.
Recommended actions from the CAP working group to minimize UTC's overall emissions.
In March and April of 2011, WAP Sustainability and UTC’s Center for Applied Social Research
partnered to survey the campus community to gather valuable data concerning the perceptions,
level of understanding and the motivating factors with regards to sustainability and greenhouse
gas mitigation efforts. Two different surveys were deployed via online means - one survey was targeted at students
and the other was targeted at faculty and staff. The survey was designed to gather input in three key categories. They included 1) general awareness, 2) sustainability at UTC and 3) demographics. Subcategories included waste and recycling, alternative modes of transportation, water conservation, energy conservation and sustainable food options.
Climate action plan survey results.