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Lenten Carbon Fast 2017

Lenten Carbon Fast 2017

Author: Anna Gorman

By Ethan Muehlstein, Office of Sustainability Intern 

Sweets, carbohydrates, social media, cursing, and even warm showers are familiar sacrifices during the season of Lent. This year how about you choose your sacrifice to be one that will benefit both you and the world? 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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28% Reduction in Student Printing Results in Numerous Environmental Benefits

28% Reduction in Student Printing Results in Numerous Environmental Benefits

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

Since the adjustment of student printing quotas in 2014, the amount of paper used by students through the PrintND program has decreased by 28% - almost 3.1 million sheets of paper.

This reduction, largely unnoticed by users, has had a significant impact on Notre Dame’s environmental footprint. In five measured areas: wood use, net energy, greenhouse gases, water consumption, and solid waste, the university has made strides in decreasing its impact on the environment.

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McWell Renovations Spotlight Sustainable Practices

McWell Renovations Spotlight Sustainable Practices

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

The Rev. James E. McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, better known as “McWell”, underwent a renovation over the summer that transformed the traditional clinical office space in Saint Liam Hall into a sustainable wellness oasis for use by all university students, which parallels the scope of their department.b

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