The start of the spring semester will bring a once-a-year opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to participate in a campus-wide sustainability planning session. The second annual Green Summit will take place on Monday February 9th from 4 to 6 pm at McKenna Hall and it is open to all members of the Notre Dame community.
“The Summit is a chance for everyone who’s interested in campus sustainability to make his or her voice heard,” said Rachel Novick, Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Sustainability. “We’re going to start by reviewing the recommendations from last year’s Summit and seeing where we’ve been succesful and where we need to make more progress. Then we’re going to begin planning for the coming year.”
The theme of this year’s Summit is the distinctive contribution that each academic and administrative program at the University can make to sustainability. “We want the Summit to produce more than broad generalizations – we want to come out with concrete ideas that are specific to each sector of the University, from the individual Colleges and Schools to Business Operations to Administrative Services,” said Novick.
The brainstorming sessions focused on each academic and administrative program will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Energy and Environmental Issues Committee, GreeND, Student Government, Students for Environmental Action, and the Energy Center.