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Students Study Energy Policy in D.C.

Author: Rachel Novick

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Over Fall Break, 13 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to study energy policy as part of the 3rd semester of the Center for Social Concern’s Energy Policy, the Environment, and Social Change seminar.

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Wild Women Triumph

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Walsh Hall is the decisive winner of Notre Dame’s first campus-wide Dorm Energy Competition, having reduced their electricity use by an impressive 31%.

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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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ND tailgaters are feeling green

Author: Rachel Novick

It’s a must-have for tailgaters this year and it has nothing to do with hot meatballs or cold beer.

Instead, the new item popping up at parking spots across campus is a bright blue plastic bag for recycling.

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Grab-n-Go Raffle Off to a Great Start

Author: Rachel Novick

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In just the first week of the new Reusable Bag Raffle, almost 1,000 students brought reusable bags to Grab ’n Go. Monthly raffle prizes include $25 in Flex Points, a 6-foot sub from Subway, and dinner for two at Sorin’s.

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When dorms compete, the environment wins

Author: Rachel Novick

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For the next month, the residence halls may look a little dark, but that doesn’t mean no one is home. Students are competing to win the Dorm Energy Competition, which runs from September 25th through October 19th.

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It ain't easy being green

Author: Rachel Novick

Its official. Being “green” is a full-fledged cultural movement.

How can I proclaim this with such uncompromising certainty? Time Warner Cable Channel 1226: Planet Green. The movement has its own official cable channel (regular and HD).

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