Projects

Renewable Energy Campus

Working with the EEN (Evangelical Environmental Network), the Outdoor Club will be leading the movement to make ACU change from using a coal burning power plant to wind powered renewable energy. Dyess Air Force base is already on this and have 100% renewable energy, and it’s feasible for ACU to do the same. This would make a huge impact not only in Abilene, but all around the nation, because no other college campus has done this. Currently, there is an ‘action petition’ for everyone to sign. Spread the word, this is an exciting cause.

Sign the petition!

Our petition was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” in a story by John Burnett titled “Mayors Take Action as Texas Slacks on Climate” on November 26, 2007!

Click here to read or listen to the story

Outdoor Recreation Center

The Vision:

  • Work with Exercise Science, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Biology, and Bible (Missions) Departments as well as Campus Life and any other interested offices or departments on developing a center for outdoor recreation.
  • Provide room for a Outdoor Gear Rental System where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community, such as youth groups and scout groups, can come and rent gear.
  • House a library for resources relating to outdoor recreation such as books, videos, magazines, manuals, etc.
  • Provide classroom or space for teaching outdoor skills
  • Climbing wall and/or bouldering walls for learning and improving rock climbing skills.
  • Display student artwork such as photographs from trips, woodcarvings, paintings, sketches, sculptures, and other nature-inspired artwork
  • Look into the possibility for turning Bennet Gymnasium into the center.

Cedar Creek Greenway & Trail

Interactive Map of Greenway

Purpose:

  • To connect Will Hair Park to Stevenson Park with a greenway and trail built by the community along Cedar Creek.
  • To provide a natural area for local residents to enjoy.
  • To provide a longer track for local cross-country teams.
  • To protect Cedar Creek from futher development and pollution.

Who would benefit:

  • Residents along the greenway and the City of Abilene
  • Cross-country teams
  • Local schools, colleges, and universities
  • Local scout troops
  • The Cedar Creek biotic commuity

Possible Partners:

  • City of Abilene
  • Local schools, colleges, and universities
  • Local scout troops
  • Local churches
  • Local residents
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas AgriLife Extension
  • Texas Master Naturalist Program
  • National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program
  • American Hiking Society
  • American Trails
  • and many more…