environment

Campus water filler stations save nearly 130K plastic bottles
Graphic by AK Alilonu ’16 – Brophy has saved nearly 130,000 bottles of water since introducing the new filler stations. Students say stations cleaner, save waste By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the beginning of the spring semester of last year, the maintenance crew installed water fountains with automatic water bottle fillers in locations across campus. Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the installation of these fountains is part of Brophy’s…
Earth Day aims to inspire

By Dillan J. Ducar ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Global warming seems to get more media attention every year as science suggests people continue to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gasses.

As a response, Earth Hour started in 2007 as a demonstration in Sydney, Australia where about 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses turned off their lights and electronics to make a stand against climate change, according to Earthhour.org

Faculty sport alternative transportation to save environment, money

On any day, three to five teachers’ bikes are parked in the bike racks below Eller.

These days climate change and rising gas prices entice many Brophy employees to bike or ride mass transit to school.

Forty-three Brophy teachers and employees currently participate in the alternative transportation program, according to Mr. John Buchanan, Brophy security director.

Styrofoam be gone, Great Hall to go green

In the near future the student body will find something different on campus; something small, but nonetheless important.

Brophy and Michaels plan to completely eliminate the use of Styrofoam cups in exchange for new, recyclable cups in an effort to become more sustainable; a change that should occur by the inception of this year’s Summit, Feb. 22.

Brophy continues down the road to sustainability with eco-friendly efforts

Mr. John Michell, the chair of sustainability at Brophy, spoke to an Advanced Placement Environmental Science class Oct. 27 about the school’s sustainability plans.

This board seeks to educate Brophy students, teachers and parents on how to be sustainable, as well as finding ways to make the current campus, the sports campus and other future projects more sustainable.

“Fr. Reese realized that the area of sustainability is very, very important not only to the school but to our community,” Mr. Michell said. Mr. Michell also serves as a Brophy Regent.

Brophy continues down the road to sustainability

Mr. John Michell, the chair of sustainability at Brophy, spoke to an Advanced Placement Environmental Science class Oct. 27, about the school’s sustainability plans.

This board seeks to educate Brophy students, teachers and parents on how to be sustainable, as well as finding ways to make the current campus, the sports campus and other future projects more sustainable.