Greening of Trinity

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There are a variety of exciting new developments in sustainability on campus. Check out below for a sampling.


RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. This is Trinity's fifthyear participating in Recyclemania.

LEED-certified residence halls

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. including our residence halls.

Miller Residence Hall, home to first-year students at Trinity University, earned gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in the process. It is the first building at any San Antonio institution of higher education to achieve any level of LEED certification and only the fifth gold certified structure in San Antonio. Residence halls Calvert and the Thomas-Lightner complex, and The Center for the Sciences and Innovation, which is under construction have been registered with the Green Building Council's LEED program and are awaiting certification.

Campus Dining

Trinity Dining has a strong commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of its operations. The goal is to help ensure that resources used for today's needs remain available for future generations, while meeting our current guests' needs in a cost-effective, responsible manner. 

Earth Tub

Trinity has installed Earth Tubs at Mabee Hall for composting waste from food preparation.