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Happy Earth Day! Today, we celebrate and raise awareness about our planet, how to care for it, and how TCU and its students help contribute to a healthier Earth. Throughout the year, we focus on maintaining our campus environment, hosting volunteer opportunities in natural spaces near the university, and offering courses in Sustainability. In fact, TCU was yet again "named a Tree Campus Higher Education Institution by the Arbor Day Foundation for the eighth consecutive year, recognizing the university’s commitment to caring for campus trees."


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But our concern for the environment goes beyond classes and campus landscaping and beautiful trees. One incredible organization on campus actively works across several avenues to promote and implement positive environmental practices: TCU Sustainability.

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About TCU Sustainability
TCU Sustainability is a group of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have made tremendous accomplishments in sustainability both on and off campus. The group includes faculty from at least eleven departments across campus, staff from administrative offices and groundskeeping, plus students from Student Government (SGA), the Environmental Club, TCU Sustainability Committee, the Chancellor's Leadership program, and many other individuals who are passionate about sustainability.

Their goal is to promote sustainability (meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs) within the areas of:
  1. Academics
  2. Environmental Stewardship
  3. Health and Well-being
  4. Campus Operations​
TCU is committed to social equity, economic security, and environmental protection.  Sustainability strengthens the mission of educating individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
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Get Involved!
General membership in the committee is open to all TCU students, staff, faculty, and alumni. To join, simply send an email expressing your interest to​ It's easy to engage in sustainability beyond celebrating Earth Day!
Students may also apply to become sustainability committee interns. Interns can receive course credit for their participation or payment, so it's a great way to further your studies or pursue an on-campus job. 

The current TCU Sustainability Intern is Bella Niño, a junior Geology major with minors in Energy and Sustainability from San Antonio, Texas. She's passionate about the future of TCU, and can't wait to welcome new students into her departments and lead them in their sustainability efforts.
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"I am beyond excited to be back on the TCU Sustainability Committee’s internship program as the sole intern this semester. My goal in this position is to help educate and spread awareness about local and global sustainability initiatives on the TCU campus and DFW community. Looking forward to a great year!"

Interested in Geology, Energy, Sustainability, and more? You can learn more about our programs on their websites. Remember, think purple, live green, and go Frogs! 
Colleen Wyrick is a junior double major in English and Communication Studies from Austin, TX. She is currently the President of Her Campus at TCU, Assistant Digital Editor for the digital anthology Teaching Transatlanticism, and a social media intern and ambassador for the Office of Admission. Additionally, she’s loved getting involved on campus through the women’s club soccer team.