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Greening ORNL
The Sustainable Campus Initiative embodies ORNL's efforts to achieve enduring sustainability in its facilities, operations, and organizational structure.
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The Information Technology Services Division's Green IT initiative promotes electronic stewardship and sustainable computing practices.
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SCI Newsletters
Monthly newsletters chronicle the greening of ORNL and provide information to help you move toward sustainability at work, at home, and in your community.
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Sustainability Seminars
A series of seminars provide information to support sustainability at work, at home, and in your community.


  • ORNL Receives Sunshot Solar Research Funds
  •     DOE has funded two projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on improving solar receiver performance. Read the article.
  • Leaf Electric Limo Leads Plug In Day Parade to Vanderbilt
  •     Article claims that Tennessee is being recognized as one of the most “plug in ready” locations in the nation. Read the article.
  • Sustaining Tennessee: Challenges and Opportunities for Making Good Decisions
  •     New report outlines opportunities to incorporate “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into management decisions. Read the article.
  • DOE Launches Competition to Lower Costs of Roof-top Solar
  •     SunShot competition offers $10 million in prizes for innovations that reduce non-hardware costs to $1/W. Read the article.
  • The Etiquette of Electric Car Ownership
  •     What do you do if you pull into the charging station and find that all the chargers are connected, including some to cars that are fully charged? Read the article.
  • The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power
  •     The amount of power to be reaped from tapping low- and high-altitude winds dwarfs global demand. Read the article.
    Sustainability Seminar...

    Slides and video of Martin Keller's talk On the Way to a Sustainable World, Are We Too Late? are available here.

    New Green Hotel Guide

    Check out the list of green hotels in frequent destinations for ORNL travelers.

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    Check out the real time monitor of the status of the charging station. More...