Archive for Campus Sustainability

Concordia’s Waste Not, Want Not campaign aims to complete the compost cycle on campus

Just how much organic waste does Concordia collect? Since Waste Not, Want Notstarted in September 2016, more than 143 metric tonnes have been collected in the compost bins with orange lids. Fifty-seven metric tonnes of this total would have previously ended up in landfills.

Waste Not, Want Not is a collaboration between Concordia students, faculty, staff and the administration. It aims to establish a complete compost cycle at the university.

Become a sustainable Concordian

Here’s how you can help the university reduce its environmental impact. Want to get involved in sustainability? Looking for some tips on how to lighten your ecological footprint on campus? Concordia offers students, staff and faculty more ways to get involved in campus sustainability efforts than you’ll find time for.

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.