Office of Sustainability
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is the ability to provide equitable resources for current and future populations without depleting our limited resources, protecting the environment, and enhancing economic stability. Otherwise known as the triple bottom line.
What is the Office of Sustainability?
The Office of Sustainability is a resource for all Bobcats and is the point of contact for sustainability throughout TXST. From utilities and facilities to administration and student engagement, learn how you can become a more sustainable Bobcat.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Texas State University exists and operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Jumano, Cibolo, Cantona, Casquesa, Coahuiltecan tribes. It is also the ancestral land for the Apache, Caddo, Comanche, Kiowa and Wichita, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Alabama-Coushatta, Creek, Kickapoo, the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, the Lipan Apache Tribe and the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be in unity in this physical and metaphysical space, to open our hearts to each other in the spirit of sharing our experiences and to learn from each other.
Looking Ahead 2024
Feb 26th - Battery Recycling + More!
April 2nd - Groundwater Symposium: A deep dive into local aquifers
News & Updates
Drought status for the San Marcos campus: Stage 2
The Edwards Aquifer Authority is a groundwater district, mandated by the 1993 Edwards Aquifer Authority Act. The EAA regulates the portion of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer – a jurisdictional area that provides water to over 2.5 million people, and covers more than 8,000 square miles across eight counties.
Texas State University is a proud member of the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS).
Sustainability Coordinator, Emma Parsley, sits on the Executive Committee of TRACS and is the Texas State University liaison.
Big Ideas TXST Podcast
Learn more about campus sustainability with Sustainability Coordinator, Emma Parsley, in Episode 39 on the Big Ideas TXST podcast with Daniel Seed. Available now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.