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LeanPath Program helps Campus Dining Reduce Food Waste by 30%

LeanPath Program helps Campus Dining Reduce Food Waste by 30%

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

As for Campus Dining’s next steps? “We would like to start measuring post-consumer waste, and make our students aware of their waste habits in regards to dining.” Said Cheryl Bauer, Associate Director of Sourcing and Sustainability. “We’ve come a long way but we look forward to continued opportunities.” 

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Old2Gold diverts 119 tons of waste from landfill

Old2Gold diverts 119 tons of waste from landfill

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

In its second year at the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds, the 2016 Old2Gold sale saw continued success. The sale this year brought in 1,755 shoppers, made over $33,489 for participating local organizations, and diverted over 60 tons of waste from the landfill.

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New main quad oaks chosen for appearance and resilience

New main quad oaks chosen for appearance and resilience

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

Two young Swamp White Oaks have replaced the two European Copper Beech trees on Main Quad between Washington Hall and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Oaks, chosen for their stately appearance and resilience to environmental factors, join an arboretum on Notre Dame’s main quad.  

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Plant it for the Planet this Earth Day

Plant it for the Planet this Earth Day

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

On Friday, April 22, the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with events and activities to engage the campus community in celebrating the natural world and being good stewards of our common home.

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RecycleMania Cardboard Box Fort takes over Fieldhouse Mall

RecycleMania Cardboard Box Fort takes over Fieldhouse Mall

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

The RecycleMania tournament is a competition between over 600 colleges and universities across North America to achieve the highest campus recycling rate. Among other things, the tournament serves as an opportunity to promote recycling to the student body, and what better way to do so than by building a fort out of recycled cardboard boxes?

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Megawatt Madness Begins!

Megawatt Madness Begins!

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

From March 14 until March 31, Notre Dame’s 29 dorms will be partaking in Megawatt Madness, a campus-wide competition to see which dorm can save the most electricity. 

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Give more this Lent with a Carbon Fast

Give more this Lent with a Carbon Fast

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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.

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