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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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Numbers reveal ND's environmental impact

Author: Rachel Novick

University President Fr. John Jenkins has declared sustainability a major goal for the University, but at this point, energy generation and consumption on campus “is not a strong point,” Office of Sustainability Director Jim Mazurek said.

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ND responds to calls for sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

Sustainability – a word that’s here to stay at Notre Dame.

The University launched an entire office dedicated to the matter in January, a new “green” issues student organization gained approval as an official club this summer, and today’s Notre Dame Forum is devoted to sustainable energy.

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Howard Installs New CFL Lights

Author: Rachel Novick

Howard Hall will take the first steps to becoming a greener dorm by putting a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) in every room in the hall, Environmental Commissioner Lauren Henderson said.

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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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