Dr. Todd Spinks is the Director of the Office of Sustainability at University of North Texas. Dr. Spinks brings extensive environmental experience to UNT, including working for the EPA in Dallas-Ft. Worth on climate change effects and awareness. After arriving at UNT about two years ago, Dr. Spinks noticed green-minded initiatives were already well underway. Students were working to establish green spaces on campus, reduce consumption in dining halls, bike often and create eco-awareness campuswide. “One of the attributes of UNT that I quickly discovered was the very strong initiative that the student body was putting forth in an array of areas to make the university much more green in its operations,” Dr. Spinks recalls. “To be honest, they’re the reason I’m here. The students established a sustainability council and an office of sustainability.”