Environmental Responsibility Committee

Environmental Responsibility Committee

3rd Annul Spirit of Saint Francis Sustainability Award

Nominations Due March 30, 2018, for the 3rd Annul Spirit of Saint Francis Sustainability Award.
Two awards: Student or group and faculty, staff, administrator, or group will be recognized.


* Academic research that assess how we impact the environment through our lifestyles.

* Promoting sustainability through projects, programs, innovative solutions or studies.

* Leadership in a project that has made a significant contribution to environmental sustainability and/or social equity.

* Collaborations and connections within and around the Viterbo community to promote       sustainable  change.

* Student involvement in sustainable research, events, and projects.



Join the Student Sustainability Club and the Environmental Responsibilities Committee for this movie and speaker event on February 28, 2018, from 7-9pm in Nursing Center room 196.
Kevin Bergquist, Bee Keeper and Ted Wilson, Biology Professor will speak aboout their experience raising Honey Bees and nurturing Mason Bees.

Snacks will be provided.


The ERC presented our poster at the M-Power Business Champions Showcase January 9, 2018.

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.



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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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