Tag Archive for waste management

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.

Recycling

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.

Composting

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.

Participatory System Dynamics Modeling for Campus Sustainability

SOSE_ES_bannerUniversities are faced with challenges of implementing environmental management systems that will promote sustainability in many aspects of its operations (i.e., energy and resource conservation, waste management, campus mobility, and environmental education). This project investigates the process that go into campus sustainability planning, implementation, and monitoring, in an effort to assist other institutions in executing effective environmental management systems. This approach uses systems dynamics (SD) but with participation from stakeholders for more effective implementation.

Living Laboratory

living laboratoryThe Ateneo’s Loyola Heights campus is a living laboratory for the community to enjoy.

Green spaces, environmental initiatives and facilities are used to demonstrate principles of ecology, biodiversity, nutrient and matter cycling, and waste management.