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The Great Save
Posted 07/07/2017 11:00AM

Thanks to Flik Dining, the green and gold just got greener. Flik, as part of its green initiative, is cutting back on the use of Styrofoam during lunch periods.

Flik's Dining Services Director, Jim Hunnicutt, has spearheaded the effort to reduce cafeteria waste on a day-to-day basis.

During the summer of 2016, the cafeteria underwent a major 10-week renovation to construct a new kitchen and several food service facilities that would enhance the dining experience for students, faculty and staff. Styrofoam cups were replaced with tumblers, while soda fountain drinks were replaced with an enhanced water product dispensing machine as an initiative to serve healthier drinks to students.

“We wanted to be more conscious of our waste,” Jim said. "Replacing the foam cups with the tumblers increased the need to run the tumblers through the dish washer, but it has not affected the amount of chemicals used for the machine."

Overall, Jim purchased 371 fewer cases of 20 ounce foam cups saving nearly $7,900 throughout the school year.

“Here at St. X, we recycle pretty much everything and my ultimate goal this year would be to eliminate all foam by the end of the first semester. I would like to make an effort this coming school year to remove foam from the campus and help the students, faculty and staff understand that nearly all plastics used in the cafe are recyclable.”

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Mission - Saint Xavier High School, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers since 1864, engages young men in rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities that foster respect, honor and service to God’s world.

Vision - To pursue excellence in all endeavors.

Educational Philosophy - Saint Xavier High School, faithful to its Xaverian heritage, strives to build a Catholic community of faith that calls young men to embrace Gospel values and prepares them to share in the life of God through lives of generous service to the world. We seek to develop the gifts and talents of each student through holistic efforts based in rigorous academics, the arts, competitive athletics, intramurals, extracurricular activities and vibrant campus ministry programs.

 As a college preparatory school, St. X admits students of diverse faiths and abilities who demonstrate potential for completing our four-year, liberal arts and sciences curriculum and who desire a Catholic education. Our programs of study challenge students to grow intellectually and to think critically, welcoming students with different learning styles and mild learning differences. Exceptional instruction, guidance and coaching build enduring relationships while helping students to develop leadership skills, self-discipline and the attitudes essential for higher educational success and for becoming confident, capable and responsible stewards in a global society.

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Louisville Boys Private Catholic High School

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