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Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA)

The Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA) is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to adding value to and promoting sustainability initiatives taking place within higher education institutions in Tennessee.  As such, it is an enabling organization rather than an advocacy group.  Overall, it seeks to ensure the societal movement toward sustainability is reflected in and promoted by Tennessee campuses across the state.  To learn more about THESA, navigate this website or contact the individuals listed below.

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Dr. Jack Barkenbus
Vanderbilt University

Gordie Bennett
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville






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