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Lourdes is committed to preserving resources and protecting our environment
In the spirit of St. Francis, Lourdes is committed to preserving resources and protecting our environment. The Sylvania Franciscan Village Statement of Principles on Care for Creation and the Environment provides the foundation for this commitment.
Since 2009, campus recycling efforts have saved the equivalent of 667 trees, 133 cubic yards of landfill space, and 16,077 gallons of fuel. Learn more about what can be recycled through our Campus Recycling Program!
Paper Recycling Program Results
When Lourdes built Russell J. Ebeid (formerly McAlear) and Delp Hall in 2007, it incorporated green components with an eye toward sustainability:
The new dining hall also practices green strategies:
Between Earth Hour (March 26) and Earth Day (April 26) 2011, the Sylvania Franciscan Village joined in support the Earth Day Network to help achieve the goal of a billion "Acts of Green" by earning 3,744 pledges!
During a two-week period in spring of 2011, Lourdes collected 214 pairs of jeans and 232 pairs of shoes to be recycled into materials such as housing insulation and playground materials.
In August 2011, the campus switched to Green Seal Approved cleaning products. In October of 2010, the campus transitioned from automatic dispensers to Green Seal Approved hand soaps. Additionally, microfiber cloths and dustmops, which can be cleaned without the use of chemicals, are now used throughout the campus. We use EcoLogo Certified paper towels and toilet tissue across the campus.
Care for Creation
Savings from Federal Energy Conservation Block Grant
Keep Toledo/Lucas Co. Beautiful
Lucas Co. Recycling Programs
Franciscan Academy students present "Eco Cities" made of recycled materials
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