Through this website we strive to communicate and connect the widespread sustainability-driven efforts and programs woven into the operations, curriculum, research and outreach of the University of Kentucky. We hope that this site serves as an effective gateway to our sustainably-oriented initiatives and efforts. If you have trouble finding information on any topic, please contact Shane Tedder at


  • The mission of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to promote sustainability within the University and in the University’s relations with the larger community to enhance the University’s standing as a global leader in sustainability.

  • A cross-college entity at the University of Kentucky whose goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary efforts of faculty on campus to create transformative, new approaches to various environmental and sustainability issues. 

  • The Student Sustainability Council was formed to supervise the distribution of the Environmental Stewardship Fee in order to responsibly advance the theory, practice and reality of Sustainability at the University of Kentucky.

  • In 2016, UK HealthCare formed a sustainability steering committee to advance and coordinate sustainability initiatives throughout the organization. .