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We're on the map

Author: Sara Brown

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The interactive campus map now has a new “Green Tour” overlay. This layer allows students, staff, faculty, and guests to better understand where sustainability initiatives are happening on campus and to utilize the physical campus as a learning experience.

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Sun Come Up

Author: Rachel Novick

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On February 2nd, Geddes Hall will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Sun Come Up. The film follows the experiences of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain off Papua New Guinea that is forced to relocate due to sea level rise.

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What's in your toolkit?

Author: Rachel Novick

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Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed friends and colleagues on campus sporting reusable shopping bags, sipping organic hot chocolate, and waxing eloquent on the subject of sustainable seafood. Here’s why:

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Notre Dame signs St. Francis Pledge

Author: Rachel Novick

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Fr. John Jenkins signed the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor today, making Notre Dame a partner in a national movement to respond to Pope Benedict’s and the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ call for faithful action on climate change.

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Lights on Jesus

Author: Sara Brown

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Touchdown Jesus’ halo shines a bit brighter these days. High-efficiency LED lights now illuminate the Word of Life mural on Hesburgh Library. The lights replaced mercury vapor fixtures that previously illuminated the 134-foot tall mural.

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Who shrank my tray?

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame students in the two main campus dining halls waste nearly one ton of food and liquids a day. Two new initiatives in the dining halls, reducing the size of trays and Waste-Free Wednesdays, are actively addressing the issue of food waste.

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Taking charge

Author: Rachel Novick

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Two new electric vans have recently made their debut on campus. The compact zero-emissions utility vehicles replace two conventional pickup trucks previously used to make maintenance visits around campus.

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How green is the Class of 2015?

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Office of Sustainability recently decided to poll the Class of 2015 on their sustainable (or unsustainable) habits, and almost 800 students responded within the first week, with eye-opening results.

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What every ND student needs to know

Author: Rachel Novick

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The quest for sustainable energy and resource use has been called the preeminent challenge of the 21st century. First year students get a taste of the issues involved during the required First Year seminar, Contemporary Topics.

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Dillon Prez delivers the shampoo

Author: Rachel Novick

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Andy Boes, a junior political science major from Seattle and president of Dillon Hall, initiated a partnership with the Morris Inn to donate unused shampoo and soap to local food pantries.

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St. Francis and Sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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On Tuesday October 4th, the Notre Dame community will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment, with festivities and opportunities to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis, who was known for his love for nature and the poor.

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Staying Clean, Going Green

Author: Rachel Novick

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Dropping off the dry cleaning – it seems just like another item on the “to-do” list, but here on campus, it has recently become another opportunity to make a decision to live more sustainably.

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Donated equipment LIGHTS up labs

Author: Rachel Novick

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ND LIGHTS– Notre Dame Laboratory Instrumentation Giving Hope To Students – recently completed its first year of collecting and sending donated laboratory equipment to limited-resource schools across the country.

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ND gets silver rating for sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame has received a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

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