LED Technology Lights Up Purcell Arena

Author: Rachel Novick

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The recently completed installation of state-of-the-art LED lighting in the Purcell Pavilion arena at the Joyce Center has reduced energy consumption by 73% while improving light levels and controllability.

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GreenTown Comes to Michiana

Author: Rachel Novick

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On October 10th and 11th, downtown South Bend’s DoubleTree Hotel will host GreenTown Michiana, a community-wide conference focused on enhancing sustainability throughout the region.

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Blessing of the Bicycles

Author: Rachel Novick

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Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to bring their bikes and receive God’s blessing for safety and health in their biking at 12:30pm on Friday Oct. 4th at the Fr. Sorin Statue on South Quad.

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Green Out Goes Green

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Leprechaun Legion has announced that the dorm with the greatest number of commitments to sustainable practices will get to choose a charity that will receive a donation from the Kelly Cares Foundation.

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Experimental Ecosystem Hosts Open House

Author: Rachel Novick

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On September 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the public will have a chance to learn about the experimental watershed that has been created at ND-LEEF, a new research facility located at St. Patrick’s County Park.

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Party While the Sun Shines

Author: Rachel Novick

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A uniquely sustainable tailgate has joined the throngs for the 2013 football season at Notre Dame. The tailgate is located at Innovation Park and operates entirely on solar power.

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No off-season for saving energy

Author: Rachel Novick

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This year, Notre Dame’s residence halls will participate in a new kind of energy competition – one that spans the entire academic year. Halls will rack up points based on their rank each month, and the hall with the best cumulative rank will receive $1,000 and an Energy Champion banner in May.

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Microfiber Mops Sweep Campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame’s Building Services is steadily replacing conventional loop mops in favor of microfiber mops, resulting in increased cleanliness, reduced chemical usage, greater ease of use, and extended mop lifespans.

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Give Before You Go

Author: Rachel Novick

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With finals and move-out day looming, the Old2Gold collection sites popping up across campus are a welcome sight for students whose dorm rooms are looking more crowded than they did in August.

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Recyclemaniacs Rule

Author: Rachel Novick

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The results are in, and ND has finished in the top 25% in this year’s RecycleMania competition. By focusing on athletic events and reevaluating placement of trash and recycling receptacles, recycling on campus is becoming more efficient and easier for everyone.

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Mad About Saving Energy

Author: Rachel Novick

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Across the campus, students saved almost 57,000 killowatt hours, equivalent to approximately 80,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the three week Megawatt Madness competition.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: Rachel Novick

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William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, will be speaking at McKenna Hall on Monday, March 18th at 7 p.m. His life is a remarkable story of human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity.

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RecycleMania Reigns on ND Campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Students across campus have planned a diverse array of events to promote recycling and waste reduction during RecycleMania, the nationwide campus competition that takes place each spring semester.

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The Madness Begins

Author: Rachel Novick

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This month, Megawatt Madness will match up dorms in head-to-head energy competitions that rotate each week. The competition runs for three weeks, from Monday February 4th through February 24th, giving every dorm a good shot at being a winner.

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Taking on Storm Water

Author: Rachel Novick

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A team of civil engineering majors has taken on the EPA’s first ever Campus RainWorks Challenge. In this challenge, the EPA asked college students from across the country to design innovative green infrastructure projects for their campus to tackle storm water runoff issues.

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ND Beats WF in Energy Bowl

Author: Rachel Novick

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Game day hasn’t even arrived and Notre Dame has already claimed victory over Wake Forest. Notre Dame finished the Energy Bowl competition with a 9.6% reduction and Wake Forest reduced their consumption by 8.1%.

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Beat Wake Forest Twice!

Author: Rachel Novick

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Having challenged the Demon Deacons to a two-week dorm energy competition leading up to the November 17th game, Notre Dame students can beat Wake Forest before anyone even steps onto the field.

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More Energy Than Ever!

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame’s sixth annual Energy Week has concluded, but the ideas and inspiration generated during the week-long ode to energy live on.

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Dorms kill watts by the millions

Author: Rachel Novick

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Howard Hall has emerged the winner of the fiercely contested Kill-a-Watt Energy Competition.
Howard’s 52% reduction from its baseline was the best performance to date in Notre Dame’s five-year history of dorm energy competitions.

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