Bantam Blitz!, Earth Week 2013
The Facilities Department hosted a competition between 16 residence halls to see who can reduce their energy usage the most over Earth Week, April 21-28th. Congratulations to the winning dorms, Goodwin-Woodward and Summit east. They reduced their electricity consumption by an average of 15%! The website where students can check their dorms' electricity consumption is permanent. Visit it at www.trincoll.edu/bantamblitz today.
Sustainability Internship, Spring 2013
A new student sustaianbility internship is being offered to students for Summer/Fall 2013. Interns will work with EH&S/Sustainability Staff and a faculty mentor to complete a real and meaningful sustainability project of their choice. Interns can apply for credit through the Career Services Office or use the internship for the ENVS Integrating Experience requirement. Contact Kira.Sargent@trincoll.edu to apply. A detailed description of the program is available here.
Recyclemania, February-March 2013
Weekly events were held during recyclemania to showcase and promote recycling on campus. The national Recycling Competition promotes awareness of recycling and gives colleges and universities an incentive to raise their recycyling rates. Trinity recycled approx. 13% of its waste during the competition and ran a successful round of book collections for Better World Books with the Community Service Office.
October 24, 2012
The Facilities Department coordinated a campus-wide Sustainability Day with participation from Green Campus, ConnPIRG, The Underground Cafe, Peter B's, the Library, the Bookstore, and the Office of Campus Life. Sustainability Day featured educational booths in Mather Hall, a sculpture of recycled materials on the Cave Patio, discounts for bringing your own mug to the campus cafes and a highly popular renewable energy raffle. The raffle, sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, included prizes such as reusable shaker flashlights and solar cellphone and ipad chargers.
October 17, 2012
A bulletin board has been posted in the basement of Mather Hall with information on recycling, the college's carbon footprint, and how to contact the Facilities Department.
August 20, 2012
The Facilities Department renewed its commitment to recycling at outdoor events with the purchase of 20 large, blue recycling bins. The Department also developed single-stream lids and large signs to accompany the bins.
Trinity College achieved a 25% recycling diversion rate in July 2012, due to high volumes of recycled paper shredding and single-stream recycling and a low volume of municipal solid waste during the summer months. This diversion rate is a 100% increase from previous years and reinforce 25% diversion as an achievable goal for the 2012-2013 academic year.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, addresses First-Year students at the Koeppel Center.
FEBRUARY 5, 2009
Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in the Environmental Science Program Dr. Jonathan R. Gourley hosts a teach-in Web cast event at 8 p.m. in the McCook Auditorium on the topic of "Solutions for the First 100 Days" in the new Obama administration.
JANUARY 15, 2009
President James F. Jones, Jr. announces Trinity College's participation in the RecycleMania competition. The competetion begins January 18th and goes for ten weeks.
DECEMBER 6, 2008
Nature photography from George Ostertag is on display at Mather Art Gallery through December 12.
NOVEMBER 15, 2008
The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival hosted by Cinestudio makes it into the Hartford Courant! Click here to read the article.
NOVEMBER 13, 2008
Trinity's Center for Urban and Global Studies hosts a Common Hour event -- "Dealing with Sustainability Challenges: Lessons from Trinity, Hartford, and Connecticut" featuring panelists Joan Morrison (Associate Professor of Biology at Trinity), Karen Misbach (Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability at Trinity), Amey Marrella (Deputy Commissioner for the CT Department of Environmental Protection), and Mary Rickel Pelletier (Project Director of the Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative).
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
Trinity's partnership with Nexus Environmental Partners is covered by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.
November 10, 2008
Trinity's sustainability efforts are mentioned in an article on the Matter Network. Click here to read it!
OCTOBER 23, 2008
Trinity's First Annual Campus Sustainability Day makes the Hartford Courant!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Trinity's Zipcar program is covered in the Hartford Advocate.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
Trinity's Zipcar program is covered in the Hartford Courant.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
Trinity's Zipcar program is featured in the Hartford Business Journal Online. Click here to read the article!