Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) acronymJune 2019
Volume 2, Issue 2

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS), of which Texas A&M is a member, was created in 2008 at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference. With the support of both the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, TRACS was able to begin facilitating events and collaborations between campuses to advance sustainability. Over the last 11 years, TRACS has made great progress in promoting sustainability on higher education campuses throughout the state of Texas.

Vision: The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) fosters a statewide network that embodies inter-campus collaboration and aspires to lead the world into a sustainable future committed to environmental preservation, economic development, and social equity.

Mission: The mission of TRACS is to provide resources, expertise, education, peer-to-peer support, and training to advance sustainability in Texas higher education through an annual statewide summit and diverse member-driven network of students, faculty, and staff.

TRACS Annual Conference

Every spring an annual conference for TRACS is held. Member institutions take turns hosting the event and showcasing their sustainability initiatives while providing an inclusive environment for institutions to share knowledge and resources. The conference lasts for several days with pre- and post-conference workshops offered to attendees. These workshops vary depending on the host institution with last year’s conference, hosted at Huston-Tillotson University, offering an Austin Metro bus adventure and a farm-based youth leadership tour of Urban Roots farm. This year’s conference also saw the addition of an overarching theme focusing on social and environmental justice.

Aggie Eco Reps Mascot, Sustainable Stanley

Above: Aggie Eco Reps mascot, Sustainable Stanley, pictured with an Austin Metro day pass. Eco Reps Elise Jinon and Dezarae Harden attended TRACS to learn more about the social pillar of sustainability.

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Events in June *

June 5 – The 12th Can open from 10:00am – 4:30pm

* Specifics & additional events at http://reslife.tamu.edu/living/sustainability/