by Isabelle Moore (’18)
Yesterday was the first of what I hope will become a series of Sustainability Roundtable Talks at Trinity. The goal of the event, which was organized by Green Campus and the Environmental Science Program, was to bring together students, faculty, and staff members within the Trinity community who are each in some way involved in sustainability efforts on campus.
Despite a bit of a rocky start, (and only a few days to put this event together) we managed to get a roomful of about 20 students, staff, and faculty. After everyone got food and introductions were made, people got to voice different sustainability concerns present on campus as well as propose possible solutions.
We touched on topics such as up and coming compost projects, energy efficient lighting in the library (our best-lit building on campus), and on campus parking (a daily struggle for all). The overwhelming conclusion of the event was that a lot of cool sustainability projects are going down at Trinity. What we need to work on now is doing a better job of publicizing them.