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SUSTAINABILITY IS THE ABILITY TO ENDURE AND THRIVE IN HARMONY

Our region has grown dramatically over the past forty years, with growth projections indicating a more than doubling in population size from the current 7.2 million residents by the year 2050. In this rapid growth scenario, how will North Texas fare and grow in a sustainable manner as it confronts exploding population projections and associated environmental, economic and social challenges? 

The Office of Sustainability aims to enhance quality of life by developing more sustainable communities that focus on the natural, built, economic, cultural and social environments. It also unifies and integrates environmental improvement approaches across campus. The mission for addressing the challenges of sustainability are built upon four cornerstones of Education and Outreach, Strategic Planning, Research, and Operations.

The goals of the Office of Sustainability at UT Arlington is to Educate campus and community about the importance of systems thinking and acting sustainably so that we can use resources responsibly while improving the livelihood of present and future generations. It’s a shift in perspective where environmental, social, and economic challenges are no longer viewed as separate and competing, but rather inter-connected and complementary.