Archive for Campus Sustainability

International Youth Development (IYD) teaches pupils on waste management

Integral Youth Development (IYD) a Jesuit project in the Jesuit Youth Office together with Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Ministry of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture and TeamUp2CleanUp recently embarked on a Joint Schools Initiative, a five day clean-up campaign from the 25th -29th of June 2018. The program ran under the theme Sustainable Waste Management Schools Training and it focused on five primary schools in Mbare. The Joint Schools Initiative team engaged pupils on the importance of reducing consumption, recycling and re-using materials for environmental preservation using program guided scripts and mascots of popular comic characters.

Xavier Ateneo among ‘sustainable and eco-friendly schools’ in PH

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), has recognized Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan as one of the “Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools for 2017” in the country for “initiating and integrating in instruction, research, extension, and administration, programs which are environment-related in nature.”

Water Conservation

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. Our geographic location means that we are living in a water scarce area. We recognize the significance of conserving water and implementing alternative technologies to reduce our contribution to the south west’s severe drought. Additionally, water use (specifically heating) can contribute to more than 15% of a building’s energy use. Over the past few years, we have reduced our water use by over 20 %.

Ecoteneo is 7!

Ecoteneo is a university-wide ecology advocacy since June 2017 as pronounced by the University President, Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J.  during the annual faculty convocation in Jacinto campus. Materials recovery is presently being practiced in the university and ESWM lectures and trainings are ongoing with different sectors of the community.  Ecoteneo has been working closely with the various stakeholders in the university to promote ecological solid waste management (ESWM) in the Matina and Jacinto campuses.

St. Louis University High School named Green Ribbon School

In May, the U.S. Department of Education named St. Louis University High School (SLUH) a 2018 Green Ribbon School award honoree. SLUH is the only high school in Missouri this year, and the first Jesuit school to date, to receive the award. Green Ribbon Schools are honored for their “innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.”

Eco Club Establishment in Haleshwor Secondary School, Suri Dolakha

Suri is one of the remote villages of Dolakha district. 99% and 97% of the households still depend on firewood for cooking and lightening respectively. Similarly 31% of household do not have toilet (Government of Nepal, National Planning Commission Secretariat 2014). These issues contribute to gradual environmental degradation.