Want to make a sustainable difference at Brookhaven? Do something about it! There are many ways to work toward a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle on campus. You can also be proactive in your community and participate.
Join Green Team Coalition
The Green Team Coalition is composed of Brookhaven College students and employees who share a common mission: to create an educated, engaged, Earth-wise community at Brookhaven College dedicated to advancing the principles of sustainability to benefit our campus, our community and our planet. GTC meets regularly to work on projects and activities that promote sustainability principles – environmental integrity, economic vitality and social equity. Contact Carrie Schweitzer to join!
Past projects, initiatives and events include:
Recycling is an easy way everyone can practice sustainability at Brookhaven! We offer single-stream recycling throughout the campus, which means all recyclables can be deposited into one of our blue bins.
Recycling helps to:
- preserve natural resources,
- save energy,
- reduce landfill waste,
- reduce pollution, and
- mitigate global warming.
Please visit our Recycling page for more information about recycling at Brookhaven!
Student and employee commuting is the largest percentage of the college’s carbon footprint. Reduce your commute by carpooling, riding the train or bus, or cycling to campus as frequently as possible. When you reduce your commute, you help to reduce pollution and improve air quality.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit system serves Brookhaven College with two routes that stop at the south entrance of the Student Services Center - routes 486 and 488. Route 488 connects to the DART Green Line station in Farmers Branch. Click here for more information about riding DART.
In July 2014 Brookhaven College opened a new hike and bike trail that connects trail systems to the north and south of campus enabling recreational and transit cycling over hundreds of miles. The connector trail was a partner project with Brookhaven College, Dallas County, Farmers Branch, Addison and the North Texas Council of Governments.
For additional commuting tips, visit the Air North Texas website.
From plates, cups and serving trays to leftover food, catered events tend to create a lot of waste. As part of the college’s ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, catering guidelines have been developed for all who use Brookhaven College facilities - students, employees and community members. Please visit the Green Catering website for more information and to fully participate in the college’s efforts for reducing waste and conserving energy.