Happy Earth Day everyone! Today we’re taking some time to reflect on the ways #BantamsGoGreen at Trinity by taking a look back at the 2nd Annual GreenFest 0n the Main Quad. The festival included speeches by Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Dr. Amber Pitt, Hartford City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez, Hannah Kessel ‘22, Amelia Huba ‘22, and Trinna Larsen ‘20, performances by Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Jake McKelvie & the Countertops, and Fleet. Amidst the music, there were also a number of student organizations with information, activities, giveaways, and food.
Nat Bush ’19 and Doris Zhang ’19 welcomed the crowd with t-shirt giveaways, The TreeHouse offered Tree-via, Hillel offered pita and hummus, Amnesty International facilitated letter writing on human rights issues, Pauline Choquet ’19 of The Fred provided mason jar decorating opportunities, and so much more!
In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement, “The Coop” (Trinity College’s thrift shop) ran a voting
competition during GREENFest to determine which community organizations would receive donations from this year’s proceeds. With eight organizations in the running, each GREENFest attendee was given two votes to cast. The four organizations with the most votes were the Immigrant Bail Fund-Fondo de Fianzas de Immigración, Keney Park Sustainability Project, Kenway’s Cause, and Cinestudio! Each of these organizations will receive a donation from the Coop.
Plus, we had to give a special Instagram shoutout to our very own Joe Barber in the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band…
GREENFest was sponsored by Green Campus, the Office of Sustainability, the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement, Amnesty International, Barnyard, Blue Earth Compost, TREEHouse, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel, Trinity Homelessness Project, WGRAC, College Democrats, Environmental Science, The Fred Pfeil Community Project, S.A.I.L., SGA, WRTC, and VoterLabs.
Photo credit to Rose Rodriguez. To learn more about Sustainability at Trinity College, see Trinity College’s Office of Sustainability website here, view Trinity College’s Sustainability Instagram Highlight, and take a look at the *NEW* Sustainability at Trinity College Facebook page!
You can also contact Trinity’s Sustainability Coordinator Rosangelica.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.