Andy Boes, a junior political science major from Seattle and president of Dillon Hall, initiated a partnership with the Morris Inn to donate unused shampoo and soap to local food pantries.
On Tuesday October 4th, the Notre Dame community will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment, with festivities and opportunities to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis, who was known for his love for nature and the poor.
Dropping off the dry cleaning – it seems just like another item on the “to-do” list, but here on campus, it has recently become another opportunity to make a decision to live more sustainably.
ND LIGHTS– Notre Dame Laboratory Instrumentation Giving Hope To Students – recently completed its first year of collecting and sending donated laboratory equipment to limited-resource schools across the country.
On the evening of Sunday August 28th, student volunteers once again went door-to-door in their dorms, switching out inefficient incandescent light bulbs for Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).
Notre Dame has received a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
An efficiency retrofit currently being installed in the Jordan Hall teaching labs will enable faculty to save $45,000 annually, simply by pressing a button.
The University of Notre Dame recently received a Certificate of Recognition from the state of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for its storm water management program on campus.
In mid-July, the Office of Sustainability took up permanent residence in Brownson Hall, located behind the Main Building.
Inovateus Solar recently completed the installation of a 10kW flexible thin-film solar array and monitoring system on the roof of Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering.
Last week, a new addition to the Notre Dame campus skyline demonstrated the University’s commitment to renewable energy in a very visible way. Mounted on the roof of the Notre Dame power plant, a vertical axis wind turbine now looks over campus and will feed directly into the campus electrical grid.
The Office of Sustainability and the College of Science will be co-sponsoring a ‘Bike to Work’ Competition that will run from June 1st to August 15th. Please start building your teams now and register on the Bike to Work website.
The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, which is situated on 250 wooded acres next to the northeast corner of campus, has retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The course is one of only eight in the state of Indiana to have achieved the certification from Audubon.
As the school year winds down, the Office of Sustainability will say goodbye to our graduating senior interns. We are thankful for having the chance to work with this group of talented individuals and are excited about what the future holds for each of them.
Support Local Non-Profits and Help Reduce Landfill Waste! Donate gently used dorm items and non-perishable food throughout the next week!
The Notre Dame Bike Fest was held last Friday afternoon on South Quad. The annual event was organized by RecSports to raise awareness about biking and provide information about biking opportunities in South Bend.
Notre Dame’s Office of Sustainability was the recent recipient of the Partners in Clean Air Award presented by the Michiana Area Council of Governments, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
While some portrayed the co-occurrence of Good Friday and Earth Day as competing and even antithetical events, many Christian, and especially Catholic, groups took the coincidence as an opportunity to reaffirm the call to care for Creation.