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What You Can Do
There are many ways students can engage with sustainability while you live at the heart of the Aggie experience. Levels of engagement vary from utilizing the recycling bins to being a leader in sustainability by joining a student organization. Please see the “Projects” tab for more information about these opportunities.
Utilizing Sustainable Resources
Recycle your recyclable material at any of the locations in your residence hall.
Want to be more involved? Join the Aggie Eco Reps and represent your residence hall or apartment in this student organization that educates and engages students on campus while having fun!
Donate, Don’t Dump
At the end of the spring semester, donate your unwanted items to Goodwill in our Donate, Don’t Dump program.
Ride the Aggie Spirit
Reduce your carbon footprint by riding the Aggie Spirit bus system and not driving your car.
Aggie Green Fund
Residence Life is always striving to make our halls more sustainable and educate and engage our residents. One way we have done this is through submitting and receiving Aggie Green Fund grants. The Aggie Green Fund (AGF) began in 2011 and provides funding for sustainable projects on campus not currently being paid for by A&M. It offers two types of grants that students, faculty, and staff can apply for. Since 2011, they have funded over 60 projects with funding amounts totaling over 1.7 million dollars.
If you are interested in proposing your own sustainable project to the AGF, visit the Aggie Green Fund website to learn more about how to submit a proposal and the projects that have been done since the fund was created.
To the right you will find a list of grants received from the AGF that were submitted by faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions about a specific grant or would like help with creating your own proposal, please feel free to email email@example.com.
|Year Received||Grant||Funding Received|
|Total Funding Received:||$283,312.92|
|2010-2011||Aggie Eco Reps||$28,300.00|
|2011-2012||Recycling Stickers for Residence Hall Rooms||$2,505.00|
|2012-2013||SCVNGR.com for Sustainability Outreach||$960.00|
|2012-2013||Water Bottle Filling Stations (WBFS) I||$35,000.00|
|2012-2013||Water Conservation - Shower Heads||$3,758.00|
|2014-2015||Residence Life Stainless Steel Recycling Containers & Signage||$19,580.00|
|2015-2016||Light Switch Stickers||$4,000.00|
|2015-2016||Residence Hall Recycling||$48,000.00|
|2016-2017||Programmable Power Strips||$23,122.00|
|2017-2018||Water Efficient Shower Heads in Residence Halls||$1,660.00|
|2018-2019||White Creek Apartment Sustainability Education Stickers||$2,223.00|
|2018-2019||Laundry Room Stickers||$806.00|
|2018-2019||Glasdon E-waste bins||$386.00|
|2018-2019||Sustainable Menstrual Product Pilot Program||$3,500.00|
|2019-2020||Cupanion Fill-It-Forward Stickers||$2,724.02|
|2019-2020||Glasdon E-waste bins 2||$238.90|
Have you ever started preparing to move out of the residence halls in the spring and discovered you acquired more stuff than you remembered?
Instead of throwing away goods and contributing to the landfill, donate your material to the Don’t Dump, Donate program! TAMU ResLife partners with Goodwill during move out to give students that opportunity.
Locations include parking lot 32 by Haas Hall, beside the south side parking garage, the White Creek Activity Center, and near the Activity Center at the Gardens Apartments. Drop-off times will be May 2-12 at 8:30am-4:30pm everyday (weekends included). Accepted items include electronics, small appliances (not including microwaves or TVs), clothing, towels and rugs, shoes, and other household items.
If you have nonperishable food, you can also donate it to The 12th Can program at the Commons Front Desk, Hullabaloo and at the Goodwill trucks.
- The Ecology of Commerce (1993) (Paul Hawken)
- The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition: A Declaration of Sustainability (2010) (Paul Hawken)
- Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change (Kathleen Moore)
- The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Elizabeth Kolbert)
- Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward (David Orr)
Residence Life graciously partners with various offices, departments, and units across campus in our efforts to make sustainability an Aggie tradition. The following departments and organizations are a few of the people with whom Residence Life coordinates our efforts to meet our goals.
- Office of Sustainability
- Transportation Services
- Dining Services
- Utilities and Energy Services
- Department of Multicultural Services
- Aggie Eco Reps
- Howdy Farm
- Residential Housing Association (RHA)
- The 12th Can Food Pantry
- Sustainability & Environmental Management Committee
- Brazos Valley Recycling
- Environmental Health and Safety
Do you know what it means to have a green office? Maybe? Not really? This TAMU Sustainability Guide is a great resource!
The Sustainability Office advocates many programs and ongoing projects. For all information related to sustainability at TAMU, they will be a good place to start.
Are you curious about TAMU’s award-winning energy plant? Maybe you would like to schedule a tour of the plant? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report environmental concerns, please check out the Environmental Health and Safety website.
Do you have a great idea for sustainability initiatives around campus but you just don’t know how to acquire funding? That’s why the Aggie Green Fund exists! Check out how to submit an application for the AGF at their website.
Are you interested about what TAMU’s broader goals are and how it pursues them? Check out the biennial report from the Sustainability Office and find out!