With Pope Francis’s recent call to action to make climate change a priority, reducing your carbon footprint with a Lenten Carbon Fast is a great way to participate in a global cause by focusing on the actions you choose to take daily.
The spring semester Green Ambassadors meeting will take place on Thursday, February 8th, from 12-1pm in the South Dining Hall Hospitality room.
Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to reflect on Pope Francis’ call in his latest encyclical Laudato Si’ to act on the “culture of consumerism.”
No matter where you are on Notre Dame’s campus, a recycling can is not far away.
By Isabel Cabezas, Office of Sustainability Intern
The Notre Dame community was offered six opportunities to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ in the fall 2015 semester. I was unable to attend the first lunch, but attended the other five. The six successful installments happened just about every two weeks, and at least two more lunches remain in the spring semester. Below are my thoughts on the first five lunches.…
With finals and the holiday season upon us it’s easy to forget to winterize your office or dorm room. Before you leave campus for the holidays please remember to check everything off the following list so that your return to the university is happy and safe.
- Close and lock your windows. If they won’t secure, please contact maintenance through the AiM work order system …
COP21, the UN’s Climate Change Conference, has brought together representatives from almost 200 countries with the goal of signing a global climate change pact. Still have some questions about climate change? Here are a few short answers to hard questions about climate change.
Due to increased demand, the popular car-sharing service Zip Car has awarded Notre Dame a fifth vehicle for campus.
5 Ways to waste less food this Thanksgiving
The Office of Sustainability recently developed a sustainability module for the official Notre Dame Mobile App, MobileND.
Tips and tricks that will help you make your Halloween as green as possible.
Remember the most beautiful place you have ever been? I do: the sun rising over the mountains, the trees gently swaying in the wind, the smell of the summer grass, and the sound of the birds chirping in their nests. Now, imagine the same place without the trees, a grey sky, a barren terrain, and no sound of joy in air. This is our destiny if we don’t act. This is our future if we don’t start caring for our common home.
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes action against climate change as a moral obligation and praised the University of Notre Dame’s recent commitment to eliminate use of coal by 2020 as an example of an institution “putting its investments where its values are.”
Shred your home files at work on Wednesday July 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm.
A chronological list of Notre Dame and the mainstream media’s responses to Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si”.
The 10th annual Michiana Bike to Work Week challenge is coming up on June 14-20, and members of the Notre Dame community are encouraged to create or join a campus team.
More than 140 faculty members in 36 departments at Notre Dame currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibiltiy to the use of quantum dots in solar cells.
The results are in for this year’s RecycleMania competition, and Notre Dame has placed among the top 20% in the Gorilla category, which tracks bulk weight of recyclables collected during the competition.
The Office of Sustainability is sponsoring a showing of Tapped on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm
In honor of South Bend’s 150th anniversary, The Crossing Educational Center and Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka are teaming up for a special Earth Day event to beautify the Renaissance District.