The University of Notre Dame’s sustainability efforts recently received recognition for two distinct achievements.
Trash to Class, the first ever green fashion show on campus, was held on December 3rd in the Lafortune Ballroom.
The start of the spring semester will bring a once-a-year opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to participate in a campus-wide sustainability planning session.
On November 25, Notre Dame became the first major U.S. college to earn certification from the Marine Stewardship Council, a global nonprofit that has developed the world’s leading environmental standard for sustainable and well-managed wild capture fisheries.
It was round two of Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, and this time Notre Dame was the winner.
You won’t find any incandescent lightbulbs in the Huddlemart anymore. From now on, says Huddle manager Jim LaBella, they plan to only sell compact fluorescents.
“I typically get Grab ’n Go every day for lunch,” said Ben. “Although on a day-to-day basis something as simple as saving a paper bag may seem trivial, over the course of the semester the savings really do add up.”
“I usually get grab and go at least four times a week,” said Tray. “Using the mesh bag is just a way for me to do a small good deed for the environment."
On November 22nd, the last home game of the season made Notre Dame history as the first carbon-neutral game played in the House that Rockne Built.
Over 70 student volunteers went door-to-door in the residence halls on November 16th, giving out 3,000 energy-efficient CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) in exchange for incandescent bulbs and conducting brief energy audits of each dorm room they visited.
Notre Dame Stadium is not the only place that the Irish will have a chance to defeat Syracuse next week, as students, alumni and fans will be playing an important role in NBC Universal’s Green Week.
If you happened to notice the blue signs around campus saying “Look Up”, you would know that Notre Dame is conducting a pilot study to test out ultra-efficient LED lighting.
Madeline was randomly selected from among 700 students who entered the raffle during the past 2 class weeks.
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.
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%.
The next meeting of the Graduate Sustainability Coordinators will take place on Tuesday December 2nd at 4pm in Fitzpatrick 258.
GreeND, a University of Notre Dame student organization focused on energy and environmental issues, received an Energy Patriot award from Sen. Richard G. Lugar.
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.”
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.
Laura Miller is the first winner of the Grab ‘n Go Raffle.