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Guest Column: Trinity’s red bricks are greenwashed

What campus looks like without a sustainability coordinator position
Grace Magavern, Guest Columnist October 6, 2022

Generation Z recognizes climate change as a serious threat. We have been taught since elementary school that greenhouse gasses cause sea levels to rise and a more severe climate. We recognize the climate...

Construction next to the green space behind Murchison

Putting words to action for campus sustainability

Students, faculty and staff seek new initiatives to advance the future of Trinity’s sustainability practices following sustainability director Sharon Curry being let go
Monica Martinez, News Reporter September 22, 2022

Prospective college students consider many things when deciding what university to attend: location, the availability of transportation and the surrounding community. In recent years, with the increasingly...

Composting in Mabee still on pause

Composting in Mabee still on pause

Kayla Padilla February 18, 2020
Sustainability committee continues search for alternative to replace Earth Tubs after deterioration
Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

Sustainability committee searches for composting system fix

Rebecca Wicker October 17, 2019
TU’s Earth Tubs begin to deteriorate, prompting search for new initiative
Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Dining Services cuts down food waste

Kaylie King April 3, 2019
Pre-consumer waste down 20 percent; overall waste estimated at four tons
Ari Bearman (left), Sarah 
Country/Western Dance II Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

New crop of classes take root for Trinity students

Noelle Barrera January 30, 2019
This spring, subjects offered include pirates, feng shui and gardening
SGA launches City Vista recycling initiatives

SGA launches City Vista recycling initiatives

Kaylie King October 26, 2018
Plastic bags provided to make recycling easier for residents
Residential Life to launch Dont Trash Trinity program

Residential Life to launch “Don’t Trash Trinity” program

Kaylie King September 17, 2018
Anti-litter program spearheaded by new ResLife director, Deb Tyson
According to an Einstein’s Bros. bagels employee, require employees to throw out their bagels after four hours due to them becoming stale. Although there is much food waster on campus, dining services is trying to become more sustainable. photo by Jordan Bruce, webmaster

TU aims to limit food waste, including the 4.23 tons of trash that Mabee creates weekly

Bobby Watson April 24, 2018

According to Sharon Curry, sustainability coordinator, Mabee alone produces about 4.23 tons of trash weekly, and much of that is food waste. In the process of providing multiple food vendors and an open...

illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

Trinity participates in annual Recyclemania

Cathy Terrace February 28, 2018

This February, Trinity University participated in Recyclemania, a national competition among college campuses to promote waste reduction held nationally. Larger schools often see the event as a competition...

Illustration by Andrea Nebhut, staff illustrator

How does Trinity conserve water?

Noelle Barrera February 25, 2018

Most people know a few actions they can personally take to help the environment, whether it's avoiding disposable plastic bottles or taking short showers. But what efforts are the Trinity and San Antonio...

Trinity implements new sorting policy for recyclables

Trinity implements new sorting policy for recyclables

Kendra Derrig January 31, 2018

Campus Planning and Sustainability is in the process of transitioning residence hall recycling bins to a ‘dual stream’ recycling program. Instead of separating paper, cardboard, aluminum and plastic,...

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