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 Mar. 26, 2012

Saving Water, Saving Money

The idea was sheer genius. Instead of letting water collected from massive air conditioning units literally go down the drain, use it to flush toilets. Thanks to changes in a 2006 building code, Trinity University is doing just that in the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI), and thus saving both water and money.

Sep. 27, 2011

Students Start Community-Maintained Garden on Trinity University Campus

Trinity University students are accustomed to cultivating their minds. Now they are practicing a new form of cultivation - a new garden outside Storch Memorial Building that represents a sustainable eco-space on campus.

Feb. 23, 2011

Alcoa Foundation Boosts Trinity University's Recycling Program with Free Bins 

Trinity University is one of 13 schools across the nation to receive free bins from the Alcoa Foundation to enhance the already robust campus recycling program.

Aug. 5, 2010

Environmental Literature

Fellow at Trinity University looks at 'green' science as a humanities expert   

Oct. 12, 2009

Trinity University Earns Two First-Place Finishes in Recycling Competition among Texas Colleges

Trinity University is a leader among 27 Texas colleges and universities that took part in the 2009 RecycleMania competition. Trinity won first-place awards in two categories that encourage colleges to limit food waste and to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Trinity placed second in the category of cardboard recycling and took a third-place finish in the waste minimization category.

March 2009

Coffee with a Conscience

Trinity's Caterer Agrees to Serve Only Fair Trade Versions on Campus

April 28, 2008

Trinity University RecycleMania Waste Minimization Effort Ranked 5th in U.S.

The "green" movement has hit Trinity University students, who have formed a group called S.O.S. (Students Organized for Sustainability) and actively worked to reduce waste and promote recycling, earning a fifth-place finish in a national recycling competition.

 Oct. 31, 2007

Trinity University President Signs Climate Commitment Pledge

John R. Brazil, president of Trinity University, has signaled his support of environmental sustainability by signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Red Bricks / Green Campus: Recycling Revolution Hits Trinity
Styrofoam to-go boxes and cafeteria trays are out. Earth-friendly bamboo carryout containers and vegetable composting at Mabee Dining Hall are in. The green movement has taken the country, and now, Trinity University, by storm.