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TN Higher Education Sustainability Network

Higher Ed Network

TDEC’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices (OPSP) serves as the host and primary contact for the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Network (TN HESN). Through the TN HESN, faculty, administrators, staff, students, and other organizations who interact with Tennessee’s higher education institutions come together to collaborate, support, share, and advise on best practices for incorporating sustainability into schools and with community projects that address environmental, economic, and health issues that impact resident’s quality of life. This statewide network brings a variety of perspectives together, creates a collaborative platform to work through common challenges and key issues, and builds mutual ownership in the development of a stronger foundation for sustainability education and practices throughout the State of Tennessee.

To sign up for our newsletter or the network’s Listserv, click “Get Involved” below.

To learn more about Tennessee’s College / Underserved Community Partnership Program (TN CUPP), click here.




Brook Powell

Environmental Scientist
Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices