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Student Perspective: Laudato Lunches

Student Perspective: Laudato Lunches

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

By Isabel Cabezas, Office of Sustainability Intern

The Notre Dame community was offered six opportunities to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ in the fall 2015 semester. I was unable to attend the first lunch, but attended the other five. The six successful installments happened just about every two weeks, and at least two more lunches remain in the spring semester. Below are my thoughts on the first five lunches.…

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How to shut down your office or dorm for Christmas break

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

With finals and the holiday season upon us it’s easy to forget to winterize your office or dorm room. Before you leave campus for the holidays please remember to check everything off the following list so that your return to the university is happy and safe.  

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  • Close and lock your windows. If they won’t secure, please contact maintenance through the AiM work order system

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Student Perspectives: Notre Dame Cares for Our Common Home

Student Perspectives: Notre Dame Cares for Our Common Home

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

Remember the most beautiful place you have ever been? I do: the sun rising over the mountains, the trees gently swaying in the wind, the smell of the summer grass, and the sound of the birds chirping in their nests. Now, imagine the same place without the trees, a grey sky, a barren terrain, and no sound of joy in air. This is our destiny if we don’t act. This is our future if we don’t start caring for our common home.

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Research for a sustainable future

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

More than 140 faculty members in 36 departments at Notre Dame currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibiltiy to the use of quantum dots in solar cells. 

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