Environment, Sustainability + Transportation

Book Share Program

Contact:  Joe Barber, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement 
The book share program is run by the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement in which any member of the college community (or anyone else) can drop of or pick up a book on shelves located next to the elevator Mather basement. 

Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG)

Trinity's local chapter of the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), as part of the larger US Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), works to make social change based on current public interests at a local, national and global scale.  This nonprofit activist organization chooses the most pressing social matters for campaigns each year. ConnPIRG at Trinity activates students on voting, alternative energy and conservation, both sides of the debate on health care and why it matters to us as students, how our public transit system could be improved, and the ways we as a student body can contribute to alleviating hunger and homelessness.
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Donation Center

Contact:  Joe Barber, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement 
Throughout the year the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement collects clothes, household items and other goods from students, faculty, and staff on an ongoing basis as well as through events like Dump and Run.  These are then donated to local shelters or sold at the annual​ Bantam Bazaar held in February. 

Green Campus

Green Campus is dedicated to making Trinity a “greener” place and hence a good neighbor.  Green Campus is dedicated to raising awareness about College’s environmental impacts and to undertake initiatives to reduce the impact.  In this vein, Green Campus works on improving College recycling (new outdoor recycling bins on campus and a new website created about recycling), reducing food waste in the College cafeteria (Project Clean Plate), salvaging items disposed of by students at the end of the academic year (Dump and Run), buying “green” energy for special days at the College, planting trees, introducing locally-grown food in the College dining halls, and advocating for policies to make Trinity a more environmentally conscious campus.
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The COOP

The COOP is the student-run thrift store on Trinity’s campus. It is located under the Jackson residence hall and across from the Life Sciences Center. The COOP serves several purposes at Trinity: it recycles used items left behind by Trinity students, it supports local community organizations through donation of its profits, and it provides students with affordable items that they may need throughout the year. Most of the Coop’s stock comes from Trinity’s annual “Dump and Run” event at the end of each academic year, where students leave behind belongings that they do not want to take back home.
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Trinity Recreational and Environmental Education House (TREEHouse)

The TREEHouse is a collaborative made of members from Green Campus, the Rock Climbing Club, the Outdoors Club, the Brew Club, and students not affiliated with the aforementioned clubs that promote sustainable, active, and exciting lifestyles on campus. It’s an organization that strives to demonstrate a commitment to environmental and social stewardship while also encouraging outdoor recreation and alternative social programming. We focus on cooperative event planning and try to work with other groups to use the house in ways that best reflect the needs and wishes of the Trinity Community.
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U-Pass

Contact:  Joe Barber, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement 
The U-Pass is partnership established to benefit all Trinity College students.  Through this program, each Trinity student receives a U-Pass (a new one is issued each semester) good for free and unlimited use on CT Transit local service buses, with no out-of-pocket cost.​ For  bus routes and schedules, visit www.cttransit.com.​