Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

Green Campus is a student group focused on campus-wide sustainability initiatives. The group is focused on increasing sustainability among students on campus by increasing composting and recycling and hosting several educational and fun events including the annual GreenFest. ConnPIRG is a student activism group that runs several campaigns on sustainability that they propose to administration as well as local and state groups. The SGA Sustainability Committee acts within SGA to ensure that sustainability is a well represented value to our student body and administration and works to support GreenCampus, ConnPIRG, and other sustainability oriented groups on campus. Another student group is Climate Change Plus which gathers students and faculty together to discuss sustainability on campus and outside.


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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

The TrinFo Cafe is the home to the Trinity College Community Garden that engages students and local community members in sustainable agriculture.


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Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

The Coop is a student-run thrift store located in the basement of the Wheaton Dorm. Items left behind by students in the spring are collected by volunteers and re-sold in the store. Proceeds are used to fund the store and the rest is given to charity.


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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Throughout the year there will be occasional speakers who discuss sustainability, the most significant is the TreeHouse Lecture series that features a sustainable speaker every year.


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Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
No

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Two organizations - the Outdoors Club and Rock Climbing Club - organize outdoor activities (hikes, climbs, rock climbing, paint balling, etc) for students. The groups have equipment for students to borrow and seek to foster a love of the outdoors.


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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Our first-year seminars are small, discussion-rich classes where students and their professor engage one another and wrestle intellectually with a topic. Driven by a faculty member’s passion for a subject, the seminars cultivate curiosity, introducing first-year students to academic habits of mind. Students practice critical reading and analysis, use writing as a mode of learning, and develop essential skills in research and documentation. The intimacy of a first-year seminar prepares students for becoming active participants in their own learning, fostering the capacity to communicate effectively and collaboratively. Students rank their first year seminar selections and can select from sustainability themed courses such as: "Cycling, Sustainability & Hartford" and "Climate Change: Science & Politics."


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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the student employment opportunities is available:
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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
No

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