Various types of waste can be disposed of in these bins around campus.

EcoAllies take issue with CityVista recycling situation

Trinity’s hands-off approach to recycling leads to confusion at the school’s apartments
Monica Martinez, News Reporter November 3, 2022

Recycling bins and signage adorning the Trinity campus in residence halls and academic buildings is one way the university adheres to recycling practices. Students living in on-campus residence halls have...

Current state of beehives on top of CSI

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...

Dodging taxes or saving the planet?

Dodging taxes or saving the planet?

Profits and politics in the fight against climate change
Ava Peinhardt, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Since its creation in 1973, the outdoor retail company Patagonia has stood for the sustainability of its production processes and encouraged its customers and employees to appreciate the natural world....

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A look into Eco Allies

The club aims to further improve Trinity’s sustainability efforts
Emma Utzinger, News Reporter November 18, 2021

The TU Eco Allies are an active club in the Trinity community committed to starting sustainability initiatives and raising awareness for environmental justice. The officers of the club are dedicated to...

Greenwashing: The latest trend in fast fashion

Greenwashing: The latest trend in fast fashion

Even when consumers are aware of environmental harm, why do fast fashion retailers continue to grow?
Ameena Khan, Opinion Columnist September 23, 2021

This past August, Chinese ultra-fast fashion retailer SHEIN launched SHEINCares For Animals. Paired with an assortment of cheap T-shirts and tote bags promoting the cause, the campaign pledged to donate...

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Sustainability committee searches for composting system fix

Rebecca Wicker October 17, 2019

Photo by Matthew Claybrook.A university sustainability committee, composed of faculty, students, administrators and Aramark representatives, is searching for a solution for the current composting system...

Trinitys deep roots in fossil fuels

Trinity’s deep roots in fossil fuels

Jolie Francis October 3, 2019

Graphic by Quinn Butterfield Over its 150-year history, Trinity has been funded with money created from oil and gas drilling. As the climate crisis looms, some professors and students think it’s...

Does solar energy have a bright future on campus?

Does solar energy have a bright future on campus?

Jolie Francis April 25, 2019

Photo provided by Elliot BlakeFollowing a presentation by senior environmental studies students, the university is looking into the addition of solar panels to the new Chapman-Halsell building and potentially...

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Trinity strives for sustainability in landscaping

Kaylie King April 7, 2019

Graphic by Alexandra ParrisTrinity’s grounds management team is responsible for maintaining Trinity’s landscape, working on a variety of different landscaping projects throughout the year....

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Dining Services cuts down food waste

Kaylie King April 3, 2019

Photo by Genevieve HumphreysDining services has cut down compostable pre-consumer waste from 625 pounds per week to 500 pounds per week. The current total amount of waste per week at Mabee Dining Hall...

Lisa Gonzales at Steak n Shake Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

Before the serving line: Where your food comes from

Jolie Francis February 13, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookBelieve it or not, food at Mabee doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. A section on sustainability was added in Aramark’s most erecent contract with Trinity University...

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The Chapman-Halsell Complex project moves forward

Kendra Derrig February 2, 2019

Construction on the Chapman-Halsell Complex is slated to begin this summer after months of consulting with architects and committees of faculty and staff. The construction will mean interior renovations...

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