Trent University is well-known for our commitment to the environment and this is reflected in the many groups active on campus. If you don't see your group and feel that you should be listed - sorry we missed you! Send an email and we will be happy to list your group. If you would like to edit the description of your group, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
BlueBoxing@Trent - This is a program facilitated by Community Living Peterborough on Trent's Symons Campus. This is a volunteer program connecting Trent staff and students with volunteers living with intellectual disabilities. The emphasis of the program is on raising awareness and sharing best practices regarding waste reduction and diversion.
B!ke: Peterborough Community Cycling Hub - B!ke is a local not for profit group that is active on Trent's campus. They are a levy group and offer many resources to support cyclists -from the newest beginner to the most seasoned!
Camp Kawartha and The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre - Trent is fortunate to host Camp Kawartha in their 2,000 square foot Environment centre sitting on 200 acres of Trent's stunning wildlife sanctuary. This building was designed and built by students in Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program under the expertise of Chris Magwood. This facility offers programming year round and will be able to accommodate up to 80 people at any one time.
Food Services Sustainability Committee - This is a sub-committee of Trent's Food Services Committee that focuses on the continued integration of sustainable practices into Food Services on campus.
Kawartha World Issues Centre - KWIC is a levy group that connects global issues with local action. They are located in the ESC and maintain a library of environmental and sustainability-related resources.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - OPIRG is levy group that hosts events and provides services around social and environmental justice. You will see their Free Market, used item donation bins across campus.
The Seasoned Spoon Café - The Seasoned Spoon is an independent café at Trent University offering delicious lunches and snacks for students, staff and faculty. Acting as an alternative to the offerings of the larger corporations, the Spoon's mission is to serve up ethically mindful fare on 'real' dishes.
Sustainable Trent - Sustainable Trent is a student-run organization that envisions a sustainable campus in regards to the ecological, economic and sociopolitical environment, by working with the Trent and Peterborough communities to continually raise awareness and promote sustainable options.
Nature Areas Stewardship Advisory Committee – Twelve designated nature areas on and around Trent’s Symons campus are useful for teaching, scientific research and nature interpretation. They provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and enhance the campus aesthetically. They also serve to maintain the ecological and human health of the region.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - SAFS is a levy group striving to increase understanding about sustainable food production and deepen the understanding of food systems.
Trent University Environmental Advisory Board (EAB, operating in Peterborough and Durham) - The EAB is a Trent committee focused on caring for the campus and advising senior administration on potential impacts of our actions. Their mandate is to:
- encourage awareness and discussion within the university community about environmental issues relevant to the university and its operations
- develop advice and proposals, for the president, or for other parties, as appropriate, on specific environmental issues, such as care of the campus grounds, waste management, and new campus developments
- facilitate action on university environmental issues, as appropriate
Trent Market Gardens - This group provides opportunities to enhance your classroom learning with hands-on growing. They work closely with Campus Food Services to grow food to enjoy on campus and even offer a CSA basket (Community Supported Agriculture).
Trent Vegetable Gardens - Operating in a close partnership with the Seasoned Spoon this campus group operates two gardens on campus (one on the ESC green roof) and strive to connect the Trent Community to sustainable food production.