Full Name
Trevor Ledbetter
Job Title
Director, Office of Sustainability
University of Arizona
Speaker Bio
Trevor is the Director of the Office of Sustainability and provides strategic leadership for, and direction of, the University's sustainability goals and initiatives. He believes the Office should advance the use of campus as a living laboratory and model for experiential education, equipping students to meet global challenges, while also working closely with campus operational units to drive forward the institutionalization of sustainability across the University of Arizona.

Trevor provided cross-divisional leadership and organization resulting in the largest renewable energy agreement between a university and utility in North America, mitigating 30% of the University’s greenhouse gas footprint, while simultaneously saving the University a projected $9 million over its 20-year life. The resulting agreement placed the University in the top 10 on the EPA’s list of Top 30 College & University Green Power Partners and in the top 100 organizations nationally.

Trevor is also leading the effort to create the University’s first-ever institutional Sustainability & Climate Action Plan which will create a clear roadmap to climate neutrality across the University’s global footprint before 2040 while also setting ambitious goals in water, teaching and learning outcomes, purchasing, and more with the ultimate goal of building a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for the University and the Tucson communities.

Trevor currently serves as a member of Mayor Regina Romero's Climate Action Advisory Council, which supports the development and implementation of a 10-year Climate Action & Adaptation Plan for the City of Tucson, and is also a voting member of the Environmental Services Advisory Committee for the City of Tucson.

Trevor joined the University of Arizona in October 2017 as a Sustainability Program Manager within the Office of Business Affairs, where he developed student engagement initiatives across the Division. He also built numerous productive relationships within divisions across the University and worked closely with the Office of Sustainability on various initiatives. Trevor joined the Office of Sustainability as its Director in July 2018.

Trevor holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management (2021) as well as a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (2017) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (2017), also from the University of Arizona.
Trevor Ledbetter