Tag Archive for ecology center

University’s Jesuit Community Center Overhauls Ecological Architecture

Jesuit-Community-Center-Exterior-The Jesuit faith is based on a passionate commitment to simplicity, spirituality and intellectualism. With those principles in mind, the architects at Gray Organschi Architecture took extra care when constructing the Jesuit Community Center at Fairfield University. Nestled on a quaint hillside, and captured in photographs Robert Benson Photography, the space offers staff and students a relaxing retreat from the unyielding pace of campus life. In an effort to share their values with the community as a whole, the Jesuit’s ensured that the space makes an impressive commitment to minimizing energy consumption.

Hands-on Toilet Construction Courses

susan_logoIn collaboration with the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation the XU SUSAN Center in conducting 2-4 days practical hands-on trainings on the design and construction of different low-cost sustainable sanitation technologies ranging from the simple Arboloos (literally ‘tree toilet’) over more complex single- and double-vault Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilets (UDDTs) to Terra Preta Sanitation solutions.

Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) & Organic Farming Course

susan_logoThis course module intended for Xavier University outreach communities and partners is a 2-day training course that combines the imparting of knowledge on: basic concepts and principles of the reuse-oriented ecological sanitation approach; linkages to health and agriculture; available low-cost sanitation technologies; newly developed TPS technology and its potential to create lasting and highly fertile soils, and basic organic farming practices

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Courses

susan_logoThe 2-week SSWM expert training course module gives an overview on Integrated Water Resources Management (IRWM), its basic concept and linkages to the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach including a comprehensive overview on existing technology options and planning approaches. The course focuses on the human influence on the water cycle, the linkages to agriculture, and the sustainable use, treatment and reuse of water resources. It enables participants get a holistic view on the water cycle and to identify more sustainable and locally appropriate technology solutions in relation to sanitation and water resources management.