Environmental Committee

What We Do


The Environmental Committee is devoted to environmental preservation from all perspectives- water, waste, energy, etc. Environmental Committee members coordinate and execute campaigns and projects ranging from turning trash into sellable art and river clean ups to community beautification and international reforestation (personally putting trees in the ground).

Environmental Committee Activity

H.E.A.T. Abroad: Costa Rica

This summer H.E.A.T. took 18 members to the jungle in Costa Rica! We worked in an orphanage with the community children, participated in beach clean ups with the municipality, and assisting with eco tourism, the main economic income of this beautiful country. What’s better than cliff-diving, surfing, repelling

Creek Cleanup

Cause: To rid a natural habitat in our community of litter, trash, and other forms of pollution. The Creek Cleanup was held to bring all HEATsters together at a local community hangout spot to socialize as well as clean up all the trash littering the beautiful

Most Trashed

Cause: Recycling Every couple friday or saturday nights, the fraternities produce a lot of trash. This trash is primarily recyclable, but was not being recycled. H.E.A.T. decided to make a statement and collect the recyclables from the fraternities on Sundays and recycle them ourselves. This promote

Always Pull Out

Purpose: To stop the waste of electricity To inspire the Southwestern community to unplug all electronics when not in use, SU H.E.A.T. put on Always Pull Out. On the way to lunch, students had the opportunity to pose with electronics in hand being unplugged and looking

H.E.A.T. and Sights and Sounds

Sights & Sounds is a Christmas tradition held by the city of San Marcos. This four day event includes a carnival, arts & crafts, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food court, local vendors, and more. H.E.A.T. has been volunteering the help with

H.E.A.T. helps with Bobcat Blend

Bobcat Blend is a composting program run completely by Texas State students and faculty. These students collect about 80 tons of organic waste per year in various dining halls on campus, haul it to their composting site, and let nature do it’s work. It i

H.E.A.T. St.

How many times have you been driving down a highway and you see the signs for “Adopt-a-Highway”? Or better, a sign showing who is responsible for that stretch of highway. H.E.A.T. is not one to sit out on an opportunity to better the community, eve

HEATstock – Earthday Concert

H.E.A.T. celebrated Earth day with a concert. The Environmental committee had 14 musicians perform for a total of 10 hours in the LBJ Amphitheater, ranging from rock to rap to folk music. Along with music there were at least 12 Art & Eco vendors including

H.E.A.T. Helps With Student Sustainable Farm

Texas State has a student-run sustainable farm, mainly used for agricultural research purposes. H.E.A.T. was able to spend a day with these researchers planting carrot seeds and learning about sustainable agriculture. Even though it was cold and rainy, we had a blast planting carrot seeds,

Sustainable House Trip

Author: Ethan Pfeiffer The sustainable house trip was about showing students how we can work with nature and have a positive symbiotic relationship with the environment through exploring intelligent design and innovative thinking. Dr. Larry and Cheryl Fulton’s house is considered the “greenest house in America” for



Want to help?


Find the chapter at your school and tell them you would like to join, HEAT chapters are located across the state (See above for complete list).


1. Contact H.E.A.T. Corporate

2. Once approved, you become a ‘Pre-HEAT,’ a recognized inactive chapter. You remain a ‘Pre-HEAT’ until you have established an executive board of directors, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and directors for each committee.

3. When you have everything in order, you’re ready to become an active HEAT chapter, gaining members and changing the world!


Donating to the H.E.A.T. Establishment helps us make a bigger impact on the world around us. You could sponsor a student going abroad to clean up an island coast or bring clothes to a self-sustaining orphanage and school.


If you would like to donate to The H.E.A.T. Establishment, contact H.E.A.T. Corporate. If you would like to sponsor an event or project at a specific university, contact that chapter’s president and he or she will be more than happy to work with you every step of the way, from informing you what projects you can support to showing you the positive results your money and time as yielded.


We’re always open to new ideas and are always looking for new opportunites to make a difference. If you have a cause or issue either locally or globally you would like us to be aware of please let us know.