Thea Junt

Thea Junt


  • environmental protection
  • energy usage and conservation
  • water conservation
  • recycling
  • LEED certification standards
  • sustainable transportation
  • green labs
  • drought
  • landfills
  • community gardening


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Thea Junt

Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager


Thea Junt is an advocate for all things "green" at UT Dallas.

Junt supports the University’s recycling programs and helps implement water conservation measures, such as landscaping with native plants, gray water systems and composting of landscape waste. She recently supervised the addition of building metering systems to more closely monitor usage and assist users in reducing consumption. She has partnered with Parking and Transportation Services to increase sustainable transportation options on campus - Zipcar and expanded bus service are key ways to meet students' transportation needs in environmentally friendly ways.

Junt also works with several eco-friendly student groups, helping to change the culture of recycling and broadening the range of material recovery. From organizing dumpster dives to finding ways to recycle wood pallets into on-campus compost, Junt leads by example.

As new campus facilities come online, Junt ensures the University's renovations are built greener. She will see to it that the upcoming Arts and Technology Building meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

Before arriving at UT Dallas, Junt was part of the Environmental Health and Safety Office with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. She was a key player in the implementation of conservation projects that reaped rebates and energy grants.

She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Updated: August 9, 2012