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Biologist Hellmann helps author Chicago climate report

Author: Rachel Novick

Chicago has worn many nicknames throughout its history including the “Windy City,” the “Second City,” and the “City of the Big Shoulders.” However, if “Chi-Town” successfully adopts the recommendations of a climate report coauthored by Jessica Hellmann, a University of Notre Dame biologist, it may well be known as “America’s Greenest City.”

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University Press helps the planet with Green Press Initiative

Author: Rachel Novick

As recently as nine years ago, the University of Notre Dame Press used no recycled paper in the average 60 to 70 new titles published annually.

That changed when production manager Wendy McMillen in 2002 proposed bringing the press into the nationwide Green Press Initiative (GPI), a non-profit program that raises awareness of sustainability issues and solutions for the book and newspaper publishing industries.

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Campus Prepares for 2008 Forum

Author: Rachel Novick

While sustainable energy may only be discussed on the floor of the Joyce Center for a few hours at the Notre Dame Forum on September 24, the energy crisis the world finds itself in won’t go away anytime soon, said professor Frank Incropera, the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Chair in Engineering and the Forum’s co-chair along with University President Fr. John Jenkins.

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Green Buildings Sprouting on Campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Construction projects are a fact of life at Notre Dame, but the new buildings on campus are a bit out of the ordinary. The Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center will use 20% less energy than a typical building its size. At least half of the wood used in the first building in Innovation Park will be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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