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.
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.