Trinity recognises that each individual working or studying at the University has the potential to contribute innovative ideas, brilliant solutions and alternative suggestions for improving the overall environmental footprint of the University.
Recognising that, Trinity established a Staff Sustainability Network and a Student Sustainability Network in 2017, in order to harness these contributions and to foster the next generation of environmental and sustainability leaders.
The Staff Sustainability Network meets monthly throughout the year to discuss staff ideas and concerns regarding issues of sustainability. This group disseminates information to peer staff members, helping to drive better environmental habits and raise environmental consciousness among staff and faculty.
Students and staff each receive an electronic copy of the Staff or Student Sustainability Guide (geared individually towards staff and student populations) each year, which provides links to a multitude of resources to enable our campus population to live, work and play in a more environmentally elegant manner.
This is a new venture at Trinity, designed to raise the awareness of the environmental impact we have on the world, as well as engage colleagues and peers in conscious choices when it comes to the environment. The Staff Sustainability Network has been created to offer staff the support, awareness, skills and tools they need to foster sustainability in their respective departments.
The Student Sustainability Network was designed to raise the awareness of the environmental impact we have on the world, as well as engage students and peers in conscious choices when it comes to the environment. The network has been created to offer students the support, awareness, skills and tools they need to foster sustainability in their respective departments.
Sustainability Champions help to:
- inspire friends and peers to make positive changes in resource consumption, waste, food, purchasing, transportation, and more
- identify sustainability initiatives for their departments/rooms/groups
- communicate Trinity sustainability policies, procedures, news and events
- make sustainability easy and fun
By becoming Sustainability Champions, students get to:
- join the network of co-ordinators across campus
- attend sustainability-focused educational events and networking sessions
- make a difference on campus