Archive for Campus Sustainability

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.

Eco-rice festival celebrated in alfresco ambiance

Tarumitra students celebrate the Solar feast of Makar Sankranti  as Chura Dahi parv, essentially as a festival of the Sun by reverentially consuming rice, curd and sesame seeds. Traditionally people all over the state organize a repast made of flattened rice, sesame seeds and freshly made curd for the occasion.

2018 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018, Cintas Center – Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH

Green Umbrella (GU) is partnering with the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Economic Inclusion, the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, Hamilton County Planning and Development and the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council to present a daylong conference to share the latest ideas and best practices in environmental sustainability on a regional level.