The three piece recycling arrow symbol.

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center In-building Recycling Program - $3,000

The Annenberg Presidential Conference Center added two three-stream recycling bins and four individual recycling bins to reduce their landfill waste. The conference center hopes to increase its green initiatives by 10% over the next 18 months with the help of this project.

Bikes lined up in a bike rack.

Bike Lease Fleet Expansion and Upgrade - $20,000

The bike lease program, established in 2015, has had tremendous growth since its establishment. With this grant, the project further improved and expanded the extremely popular bike lease program. The goal of this project is to improve the accessibility of alternate transportation for students.

Three-section exterior recycling bin.

Exterior Recycling Bins - $18,500

Recycling Services installed twelve additional three-stream recycling bins in high profile areas, giving students easier access to recycling bins. Placing bins in more visible locations promotes the campus recycling program, which currently has a 70% recycling diversion rate.

A person placing an item into a three-sectioned recycling bin.

Going Green - Biology - $24,923

Twenty-two new recycling bins were installed throughout the Biological Sciences Building complex. Each bin will be accompanied by signage, which will help raise awareness of recycling and decrease the number of garbage cans in the Biology Department.

Installed water bottle filling station

Water Bottle Filling Station for Texas A&M Outdoor Adventures - $2,410

Installing a water bottle filling station at Texas A&M Outdoor Adventures helps eliminate plastic waste, encourage students to reuse their water bottles, and promote the understanding of sustainable practices among students and staff.

Water bottle filling station.

Residence Life Water Bottle Filling Stations IV - $40,000

This grant aids the Department of Residence Life in replacing all water fountains in residence halls with water bottle filling stations. This will continue to reduce the amount of waste generated on-campus and create awareness about reducing the amount of waste each individual consumes.

A permeable parking with grass and gravel.

Permeable Parking - $16,290

Permeable pavements have sustainable properties such as improved stormwater runoff management and heat absorption. This project will establish permeable parking spaces for slow-moving vehicles (SMV) near the new Students Services Building. Though this project was originally funded by the Aggie Green Fund, the Texas A&M University System ultimately paid for the project as part of the overall Student Services Building construction.


Stack of damaged food products for composting.

12th Can Composting - $160

The 12th Can requested new can openers for their composting initiative in association with Brazos Valley Food Bank. The composting initiative is to reduce waste and increase recycling generated by defective canned food donations.

A water bottle filling station.

EIC Water Bottle Filling Station - $1,400

This project installed one water bottle filling station for the students, faculty, and staff utilizing the Engineering Innovation Center. The filling station provides water to roughly 5,000 students that use the facility and saves an estimated 30,000 single-use water bottles from ending in the landfill.

A circle of adult and child hands showing sand and soil.

Making the Becky Gates Children’s Center Environmentally Friendly - $1,497

This grant allowed the Becky Gates Children's Center to become more environmentally friendly and start teaching their children about sustainability. The project installed a small outdoor garden area which includes composting barrels and a rainwater collection system. Additionally, there are recycling containers posted throughout the center to encourage staff and parents to recycle.

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SSC Water Station - $1,500

Installing a water bottle filling station in the SCC Facilities Services building can help the 1300 staff become more environmentally friendly. Currently, the department alone uses six cases of single-use water bottles per month for the grounds crew. By installing a water bottle filling station the department hopes to reduce the number of single-use plastics used by all staff that use the building.