Tunxis Green Initiatives Timeline

2019

Solar panels installed on the 100-building using a loan through CT Green Bank saving Tunxis around 35% in electricity usage.

2021

Buildings recommissioned, improving efficiency of all the buildings and saving the college $17,000-28,000 a year.


Faculty and staff start a sustainability committee.


Campus beautification project to add plantings and label them on school grounds.

2022

Tunxis begins ID swiping for any printing done in the faculty wing which massively reduces paper waste.


Tunxis begins participating in a demand smoothing program with Eversource to help balance the grid during peak usage times.


Students start a student sustainability club under the direction of Dr. Kirk Peters.


Cafeteria gets rid of styrofoam.


Tunxis hosts a full week Earth Day event.

2022

Four dual EV chargers, allowing us to charge 8 vehicles on campus.


Tunxis Theater department lead by Jan Mason staged a climate awareness play for youth.

Currently

The sustainability committee is exploring the ability to grow greens on campus for the food pantry as either microgreens or in a greenhouse.


The sustainability committee is conducting a greenhouse gas inventory to assess and monitor Tunxis’ carbon footprint.


Solar panels in construction on Spring Lane. Our new manufacturing center is being fitted with a roof, and Tunxis is taking the opportunity to add solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy costs.