Tag Archive for waste management

Daring the impossible: Team up to Clean up rewriting Mbare’s history

Mbare is one of the oldest and highly populated suburbs in Harare with several open grounds full of garbage. The suburb, which is a hub for all kinds of businesses is also popular for high crime rate and drug abuse by young people. Due to its high population, the environment is not as clean, culminating to series of outbreak in diseases like Cholera and Typhoid. Fr Isaac Fernandez SJ said, “We want to change the story of Mbare and get a different narrative. We want Mbare to be at the fore front, pioneering recycling techniques and new ways of waste management.” “In our clean up, we are separating material and take organic material to the church for composting,” which will then be used to support other programmes like the school’s aquaponics.

Ciencias Ambientales y Desarrollo Sustentable “Environmental Science and Sustainable Development”

Fondo-de-pantalla-Naturaleza-104Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Project creators leaders how to promote the solution of environmental problems to achieve social welfare, by inducing human knowledge in management, public policy in environmental issues, renewable technologies, waste management and impact assessment environmental, among others.

In Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development you prepare to analyze and measure the impact of man on nature and natural deterioration. They examine and propose programs and projects that ensure environmental balance, protection and preservation of species. Acquire knowledge and develop new renewable technologies such as teamwork skills and strategic vision to undertake their own environmental projects.

Activity Management of RSU in housing of students of the USAL

Train students who occupy homes of the USAL to perform a comprehensive management of the waste they produce in their housing environments, so that they can be recycled or disposed of in authorized places. Also generate environmental awareness in each one, so that it is part of their behavior. Generate environmental awareness, so that now students and through the internalization of environmental behavior, transfer and maintain over time and in their professional activities, an awareness linked to the sustainability of the environment.

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.