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Trent University has a long-standing reputation for being a Green Campus

In response to the growing concern for the health of our environment, the Physical Resources Department established the Sustainability Office in the summer of 2007. 

Operating under the ecoTrent umbrella, we're doing our part to support Trent's commitment to promoting awareness of environmental issues and taking active measures to reduce waste, conserve energy and water and keep Trent green!

Earth Day April 22, 2015

Do your part on April 22, 2015 for Earth Day!  Turn off all nonessential lighting and electrical equipment here at Trent and challenge everyone to do the same at home in the evening of April 22. Some things you can do on Earth Day and every day to reduce utility use and promote a more environmentally sustainable Trent:

  • Turn off office or meeting room lights when nobody is using the room

  • Turn off your computer at the end of the day and when you are not using it for long periods

  • Only turn on printers and scanners when you need them

  • Unplug your cell phone/ipad chargers when you are not charging, they use a significant amount of energy even if not charging anything

  • Dress for the weather & expect the “shoulder” season

  • Report leaky taps and malfunctioning toilets to

  • Compost food items including baked food, meats, bread, cheese, paper towels, and tea bags

  • Recycle your printer cartridges, cell phones and batteries


Shifting Gears 2015

click on photo for more info on how to participate.


Green Energy Act Reporting:

Trent University's Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, July 1 2014

Green Energy Act - Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2012 calendar year data)

Green Energy Act - Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2011 calendar year data)

Programs and Initiatives


Green Building Vending Misers
Green Cleaning Community Partnership
Green Roofs Printer Cartridge Recycling
Lighting Retrofits Sustainability Pocket Guide
Transportation One Million Acts of Green
Lug-A-Mug Check out the Campus Green Map to see some of Trent's sustainable infrastructure!