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Sustainability

Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice

Sustainability expresses our desire for a positive future – for people, for the planet, for the university. We are building this future at Huston-Tillotson from a broad array of perspectives and tactics including education, health, justice, resource awareness, student involvement and career preparation, and community engagement. The efforts are led out of the Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice, helping the university stake a claim for these values and include outreach and engagement, development, education and research, as well as operations.

The Center addresses the environment and environmental impact as a way to support and highlight the wide variety of efforts currently on-going on campus, as well as develop new initiatives that will enhance the university’s academic mission and prepare HT students into leaders prepared for a global future. With a combination of academic, outreach, and operational initiatives, we have the capability to provide relevant educational experiences to the students as well as leading by example with a university campus that is constantly innovating to address changing conditions.

2019 TRACS Summit

Huston-Tillotson is hosting the 2019 Summit for the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS). Summit information including registration and proposal submission can be found here.

 

Areas of Work

Solar Efficiency Gardening Green is the New Black
240 kW of rooftop solar installed on 3 buildings on campus (Library and Residence Halls) in late 2015. Solar Charging station with seating and workstations allowing charging of small electrical devices. Working to optimize university operations to save energy, water, reduce waste, and increase recycling. The HT campus features an organic campus food garden, research greenhouse, and rain garden Student group focusing on fostering new shades of green with peer engagement and education.
Transportation Dumpster Project Environmental Justice  Waste Reduction
Bicycling initiatives including additional bike parking on campus, bike share, and lending library. Partner project to transform a used trash dumpster into a home as a platform for environmental education. Assisting the College of Arts and Sciences in the development of an Environmental Justice major.  Working to achieve reduction in landfill output, reduction in food waste, and increasing recycling across campus.

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