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  • Capturing The Power of the Sun

    385-kilowatt solar photo-voltaic installation at the College Park parking garage ...

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  • Sustainability Reporting

    Sustainability reporting has gained increased importance amongst corporations globally as it provides information about the organization’s economic,...

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  • Car Sharing

    Car sharing is changing the way millennials get around, and the way they think about car ownership. This program...

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  • Community Garden Flourishes at UTA

    Community gardens offer a focal point for community involvement, and foster a sense of community ownership and stewardship. They...

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home-content-imgThe University of Texas at Arlington is utilizing innovative, real‑world solutions to address how we use, conserve, and renew resources through the UTA Institute of Sustainability and Global Impact.

Our commitments begin with developing and nurturing responsible eco-stewardship for the future. Investing in today and helping create technology for tomorrow. One world, in balance, one person at a time.

THE DEFINITION OF SUSTAINABILITY

The Concept of Sustainability recognizes increasing environmental destruction and resource depletion, and proposes that we act during our own time in ways that will permit future generations to live at least as well as we do and preserve a functioning Earth Systems with abundant natural habitats and biological diversity. Sustainability traverses the sciences, politics, economics, culture, arts, humanities, and ethics, and recognizes the pursuit of economic prosperity and social equity through the development of practices, technologies, ideas, or values that will increase the resilience and economic empowerment of communities and their surrounding regions, and permit non-humans and ecosystems to thrive.”

Growing concerns about the impact humans are having on our planet, and the implications of those impacts for future generations, have led many to argue that higher education has a role to play in helping us move to a future characterized by an ability to meet the needs of the present without impeding the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.