NEW SUSTAINABILITY INTERNSHIP
A new sustainability internship is available to students at Trinity, providing the opportunity to do real and meaningful work on campus. Interns will work one-on-one with EH&S/Sustainability staff and a faculty mentor to develop a sustainability project and see it to completion. Intens can apply for credit through the ENVS department (for ENVS 405/an Integrating Experience) or through Career Services.
See the Intern Description for all the details, including potential projects. Contact Kira.Sargent@trincoll.edu with questions and to apply. Applications for Summer and Fall 2013 should be in by May 1st, though late applicants will be considered.
Green Campus works to promote sustainable practices across campus through student action. Historically, Green Campus been at the forefront of the recycling movement at Trinity. The group has also been responsible for purchasing clean energy, through funding from the Student Government Association, for Homecoming Weekend, Earth Day, Spring Weekend, and Commencement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved. Current initiatives include:
- Purchasing a hydroponic tower to grow fresh vegetables year round indoors.
- Supporting recycling across campus through general education, posters, and Green Team.
- Organizing a "Dump and Run" at the end of each academic semester, for students to drop off unwanted clothing, furniture, and electronics for donation to local Hartford charities.
- Supporting Trinity participation in Recyclemania, an annual 8 week recycling competition.
Green Campus Members create a sculpture of a bantam out of recycled materials at a Fall 2012 Sustainbitliy Day event.
- Weekly Friday night environmentally-themed movies at the TREEhouse.
CONNPIRG's Zero Waste Campaign
For the 2012-2013 year, ConnPIRG's environmental focus is a campaign to effectively eliminate waste within the state. ConnPIRG is spreading awareness of the problems associated with the current production and waste disposal methods in Connecticut. From a production standpoint, excess packaging, the "single-use" culture, and lack of manufacturer responsiblitiy all need to be addressed to reduce waste. From a waste standpoint, current methods of waste disposal need to have an increased focus on recycling and composting, rather than waste-to-energy incineration plants.
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The Trinity Recreational and Environmental Education House is an overarching themed meeting space where students involved in Green Campus, the Biology Club, ConnPIRG, the Outing Club, and the Sailing Club can come together and share in their common interests of nature appreciation and conservation.
In 2009, the TREEhouse started a composting bin in partnership with the Zachs Hillel House and installed solar panels on the roof of the house. An additional composting unit was installed in the fall of 2012.
Events for the Fall semester include Friday night environmentally themed movies, beginning November 2nd at 7PM.
Beginning in Fall 2012 through a partnership between Green Campus and the Facilities Department, Green Team seeks to promote recycling and sustainability in the major academic and social buildings on campus. Green Team members work with one building on campus to educate, monitor, and problem solve with the faculty, staff, and students who use the building. Current buildings include:
- Trinity Commons
- Mather Hall
- Ferris Athletic Center
Email Sustainability@Trincoll.edu with questions and comments or to become a member of Green Team.