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TRACS Summit 2019


The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is a network of faculty members, students and sustainability professionals supporting higher education in Texas by implementing climate change and sustainability solutions across campus operations, academic curriculum and off-campus fields of influence. TRACS facilitates collaboration between higher education institutions through a variety of means including the Annual TRACS Summit. TRACS is supported by volunteer members representing Texas colleges and universities.

Huston-Tillotson is proud to host the 2019 Summit, taking place on our campus in Austin, Texas from February 17-19, 2019. This year’s theme is “Bringing Environmental Justice to Campus.” We invite proposals for presentations and posters that consider campus sustainability topics with an equity and EJ perspective.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Karen Magid (HT Director of Sustainability).

Registration rates

Early Registration 11/01/18-12/7/18
Student $35
Faculty/Staff $75
Regular Registration 12/8/18-1/31/19
Student $50
Faculty/Staff $100
Late Registration 2/1/19-2/16/19
Student $75
Faculty/Staff $125

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Rates increase on February 1st.

Keynote Speaker: Angelou Ezeilo, Founder and CEO, Greening Youth Foundation

The Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to work with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stewards. GYF’s cultural based environmental education programing engages children from local communities and exposes them to healthy lifestyle choices in order to create an overall healthy community. GYF believes that youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds can greatly benefit from the career opportunities presented within the state and federal land management sectors. Accordingly, GYF continues to develop and strengthen partnerships with land management agencies to provide service and internship opportunities for youth and young adults thereby creating pathways to conservation careers.

Angelou Ezeilo is the Founder and CEO of GYF. She is a graduate of Spelman College, Georgia. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, College of Law. After a brief stint of practicing law, it was through her work as a Legal Specialist for the New Jersey State Agriculture and Development Committee that Angelou embarked upon a career as an environmentalist. As a Project Manager for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), Angelou acquired land for preservation. While at TPL, Angelou realized the disconnect between the land that was being preserved and the education of people about that preservation—particularly as it related to our next generation. This was the impetus for the Greening Youth Foundation.

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Free post-conference workshop on renewable energy planning and procurement

TRACS Higher Education Renewable Energy Committee (THEREC) is hosting a free post-conference “Renewable Energy Planning and Procurement” workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1- 5 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. The workshop is open to any Texas higher education employee and to employees of any public or state agency. Get more information or register at

If you have questions, contact Georgeann Moss, chair of THEREC, at or 214-378-1823.

Lodgings and Conference Locations

1) Hilton Garden Inn,

Rate: $159/night

Rooms available: Doubles with 2 Queen Beds, group rate $159/night

To make a reservation, please use this link.

2) Guild East 6th at the Arnold,

The Guild is a boutique hotels located in a residential buildings — offering 24/7 concierge services and the amenities of home. Virtual check-in and check-out. Group rate: $180/night

To make a reservation, please use this link.

Other Local Area Hotels

No room blocks are reserved at the following hotels, but they are conveniently located close to the Huston-Tillotson University campus if alternative arrangements are needed.

  • Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown/Capitol Area
    • 1201 North I-35 Austin, Texas 78702
    • Rates $75.60-$90/night
  • Native Hostel – boutique hostel with 4-bed and 6-bed dorms
    • 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
    • $40/night (bunk) – $250/night (private room)
  • HK Austin
    • 1807 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78701
    • $138-$148/night private room; $56/night bed in shared room
  • La Quinta Inn Austin Downtown
    • 300 East 11th St, Austin, TX 78701
    • $169/night and up
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
    • 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
    • $183/night and up
  • Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown – University
    • 810 Red River Street, Austin, TX, US
    • $198/night and up
  • Hotel Eleven – boutique hotel with 14 rooms
    • 1123 E. 11th Street
    • $209-$299/night
  • Heywood Austin – boutique hotel with 7 rooms
    • 1609 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702
    • $229-$289/night
  • Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capital
    • 701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 USA
    • $276-$309/night

Conference Locations


Draft Conference Schedule

Most events will take place on the HT campus at 900 Chicon St., Austin TX 78702.



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