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Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for America

LOGOBIG_400_174Time:
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Date:
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Location:
Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor Schmidt Hall

Contact:
bertaux@xavier.edu
Ext: 2930

Description:

Cynthia Barnett, author of Mirage and Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis will discuss one of the world’s most endangered resources. Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor Schmidt Hall. Free and open to the public. Contact Nancy Bertaux, bertaux@xavier.edu for more information.

A sustainable Cincinnati

CincinnatiZooAerialFormed by key sustainability leaders from Cincinnati area corporations, the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council‘s mission is “to inspire the business community to deliver a better social, economic and environmental future.”

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.

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.