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Trinity’s Stand Band blared their horns to help attract students and professors to the Earth Week Festival last Friday. Once they arrived, Eco Allies members taught professors and students how to recycle, giving out free plants and reusable shopping bags. Before attendees left, members of TU Progressives made sure they were registered to vote for politicians who would support sustainable legislature. This year’s earth week offered a range of opportunities for the Trinity community to learn...

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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 buffet for Trinity’s 2,500 students plus faculty and staff the university produces a substantial amount of food waste. However, Trinity and Aramark have several processes that attempt to minimize their contribution to landfills, including a compost and recycling system. “We are very...

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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 communities at large taking to save the planet? Trinity faculty explain San Antonio’s green initiatives and the role the university has played in helping conserve. This January, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) became the only water system in Texas to join the...

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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, students will be able to recycle aluminum, plastic and glass in one bin. Paper and cardboard will still have to be separated. The program will also introduce glass recycling into residence halls. The change comes due to the inefficiencies of the previous method. Only 12.3 percent of all...

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This October, Trinity celebrated national Campus Sustainability Month. The university, like others across the nation, worked to raise awareness of environmental issues throughout the month, specifically issues that affect campuses of higher education. Campus Sustainability Month encourages students to share how they are changing their campuses in order to promote more sustainable habits from their fellow students. On Trinity’s campus, students and faculty alike have been working together to encourage students to be aware of...

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Several groups and organizations at Trinity have been implementing policies that make campus life more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Sustainability on campus is an ongoing process, and many members of the Trinity community are working to make sure this process is advancing. Charles Robles, food service director of Aramark, explained a little about the efforts that he and other dining staff are making to move campus dining toward sustainability. “We’re doing our best with composting...