It’s been a green summer at Xavier, and the University’s commitment to sustainability continues to grow. A few of the initiatives under way on campus over the past several months include:
•The University purchased an electric car for use by the University post office. The car has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles on a single charge. The car plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet and recharges in six to eight hours.
• The University is recycling about 75 percent of the material from the 19 houses along Dana and Ledgewood avenues that are being demolished to make way for construction of the James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad.
• Xavier’s Dining Services launched Project Green Thumb. The project’s first initiative is replacing all paper and plastic service with china, glass and flatware. This change will dramatically reduce waste—all table service can now be reused instead of being discarded.