The heart of the Economics, Sustainability and Society (ECOS) program is experiential learning through field trips, guest speakers, and class projects. Internships and practicums are also available and students are encouraged to engage in summer jobs and internships in sustainability areas.
Monday, February 17: Food and Farming Forum
Food and Farming Forum with Farmers Kevin Fitzgerald and Braden Trauth. Xavier students involved with the on-campus projects will present the work accomplished during 2012-2014. Urban Farm, Victory Permaculture Garden, and other community garden projects will be covered.
Possible class topics: agriculture arts, integrated design, innovation, community engagement
Monday, February 24: Campus Carbon Profile Presentation
Time: 5-6 pm
Campus Carbon Profile Presentation with Sustainability Committee and colleagues. Office of Institutional Research, Sustainability Committee, and Sustainability Interns will present the campus carbon profile, and updates to the campus sustainability plan. Ideas for improvement will be solicited, and the Spring 2014 Hall energy treasure hunt will be
described and teams formed.
Possible class topics: planning, innovation, integrated design, societal sustainability
Monday, March 10: Energy Justice Presentation (click image to view larger)
Thursday, March 20: Sustainability and Gender
Time: 3-5 pm
Sustainability and Gender—Join a discussion about women’s suffrage and sustaining gendered political agency. This event is held on campus. For more information contact Marita von Weissenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possible class topics: gender, citizenship, history (U.S. and European)
Monday, March 24: "Sanctity of Sanctuary" film screening
Time: 3-6 pm
“Sanctity of Sanctuary” award-winning film screening by Producer/Director Blis DeVault, followed by multiclass discussion. Open to the public.
Possible class topics: subsistence lifestyle, native plants, botanical medicine, entrepreneurship,
community, fossil fuels
Wednesday, March 26: "Sanctity of Sanctuary" film screening
Time: 7-9:30 pm
“Sanctity of Sanctuary award-winning film screening by Producer/Director Blis DeVault, followed by Q&A with Paul Strauss, the subject of the documentary, open to the public.
Thursday, March 27: Cookout and Conversation
Cookout and Conversation with faculty, staff and students at Nexus Community Garden/Urban Farm
Friday, March 28: Tour of Carriage House Farm
Tour of Carriage House Farm and Local Foods lunch with Paul Strauss and Richard Stewart Learn about a local example of land reclamation and sustainable agriculture with two important ecological do-ers.
Possible class topics: local history, urban history, local and sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship
Friday, April 4: Tower Gardens
Tower Gardens with Meghan Fronduti. Learn about a method of gardening that involves little water and space. It can be done on a patio or balcony in an urban setting. This event will be held on campus.
Possible class topics: urban agriculture, technology
Friday, April 25: Tour of French Park
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: French Park
Seasonal tour of French Park with Michael S. George, Park Naturalist and Nature Center Director followed by multi-class discussion. Contact Nancy Bertaux.
Possible class topics: natural resources, connection to land, history