Trinity Receives Recognition for Stewardship Initiatives

Renewal StudentsTrinity has taken several steps toward becoming an even better environmental steward while providing opportunities for student involvement and education.

The recent work of Trinity’s Campus Ecological Stewardship Advisory Group (CESAG) on the water detention basin has been recognized by the organization Renewal, which featured Trinity in its latest resource, Green Awakenings, Stories of Stewardship and Sustainability from the Next Generation. Trinity’s article published in the report was written by Jennifer Hill ’12 of Guston, Kentucky.

Renewal is a student-led movement working with Christian campuses to be better stewards of God’s earth. Green Awakenings was published to highlight those campuses actively making this effort and documents over 50 Christian colleges nationwide.

The CESAG’s work with the water detention basin was approved as a way to manage storm water runoff from the Art and Communication Center while taking the initiative to show environmental stewardship on the campus.

Thirty trees and shrubs, donated by Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, Illinois, were planted in the basin in 2008 by more than 20 students, providing an educational laboratory in addition to habitat restoration.

“Helping with the detention basin was something small,” said CESAG member Jenna VanDyk ’12 of Tinley Park, Illinois. “But it will hopefully help in the future and help others realize what needs to be done and how easy it is to help.”

In an effort to raise awareness and show dedication to caring for God’s creation, the CESAG is working to educate students, staff, and community members on the value of ecological endeavors.

To learn more about CESAG’s Habitat for Life, click here to download the PDF.