Tag Archive for campus sustainability

Muskie Move Out

donation_350_263Muskie Move Out is an event that occurs at the end of spring semester as students are moving out of their dorms. Rather than throwing away items that are functional but unwanted, gently used items can be donated to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a charity dedicated to helping families in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Habitat for Humanity.


WasteDiversionChartThere are hundreds of recycling locations on Xavier’s campus. Whether you’re in the buildings or walking outside, there is always a recycling can close by. Our goal is to match every trash can with a recycling can and we are well on our way to achieving this with over fifty recycling cans outdoors alone. Paper, bottle and can recycling bins are located in the hallways of every building, residence and academic.


DSC02529Equipment for the Earth Tub Project was donated by Hamilton County and Christ Hospital. The concrete pad, plastic piping, and electrical connection for the Earth Tubs was built by Physical Plant Project Managers with funding from the Sustainability Fund.  The pail storage unit was donated by the Provost.   Forty Kitchenette Compost Pails, and other food scrap collection equipment for catering staff and conference center volunteers, have been purchased with funding from a 2014 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste Division District Grant.

Urban Farm

XavierUrbanFarmIIIThe Xavier University Rec Center Butterfly Urban Farm was started in February 2013, with a meeting held with visiting sustainability leader Craig Schiller. Ten participants, including students, professors and neighbors helped design a small farm area that would serve the university’s needs. The resulting design included six raised bed boxes, small hoop house, and seating area for classes, meetings, and recreation.


flora_xuThe Flora pages are sponsored by a Sustainability Mini-Grant awarded to Kathryn Morris, Pamela Roy, and Mollie McIntosh of the Department of Biology. Almost one hundred plants on the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati, Ohio have been labeled and catalogued. You can use these pages in two ways:

– Enjoy browsing these pages and reading about favorite plants on campus, or

– Visit campus and scan the QR codes on labels to find more information about the plant you are viewing.


LOGOBIG_400_174We share rides, Bernd Rossa and I. It’s no big deal. But now that it has become a habit, we both agree that it seems a good and responsible thing to do. Plus we enjoy it.