Environmental Responsibility Committee

Environmental Responsibility Committee

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 ERC members toured the Passive House, built by Western Technicial College. Passive Houses are highly insulated, airtight, cold bridge free structures with triple glazing and HRV that require minimal heating.

The window below show the 21 inch thick wall, filled with installation and autoamtic blinds within the window frame.

 

On Wednesday October25, 2017, a group of Viterbo Employees toured Gunderson Health System - La Crosse, Biomass heat and power plant. 

 

 

 

 

 

Franny fest 2017 - farmers market

 

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Healthy Living week - eat local farmers market - september 27, 2017

 

Healthy living week - recycling day - september 26, 2017

 

Used Dental Supplies, Paper, Plastic, and Styrofoam were collected and recycled to regional businesses.

 

FSPA to host Stargazing and Hike Saturday

 

Are you looking for a great family experience that gives you the unique opportunity to visit the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Villa? Mississippi Valley Conservancy, in partnership with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the La Crosse Area Astronomical Society are offering the annual stargazing hike at the Villa at St. Joseph’s Ridge from 4:30–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The Viterbo University Hospitality Committee is promoting this event for Viterbo employees and families as an opportunity to connect with our founders, the FSPA.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Farmers Market September 27, 2017 along Franciscan Way

Farmers Market October 4, 2017 along Franciscan Way

Movie Event March 3018 - Keep the Bees Alive

Spirit of St Francis Sustainability Award nomination due March 2018

Spirit of St Francis Sustainability Award Ceremony April 2018

Viterbo Recycles:

August 2017: The Physical Plant department donated six electric stoves, four sinks and a twin bed frame to Habitat Restore.

 

MPower Session #6 - You are what you eat

The MPower group met at the YMCA on July 19, 2017.
We started out the session with an overview of the Food Forest located in front of the Y on West Avenue, then we toured the Food Forest. Jarad from Coulee Region Ecoscapes, who designed and created the Food Forest, led the tour and was very informative. Attached are pictures of the Food Forest.

Recycling Day At VU

July 2017: Viterbo purchased 50 new mattresses and recycled our old mattresses with a local vendor.

Physical Plant replaced classroom furniture in 6 classrooms and the old furniture was donated to the La Crosse School District.

Physical Plant is also in the process of installing 1,500 LED lights throughout campus.

 


 

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