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Taking charge

Author: Rachel Novick

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Two new electric vans have recently made their debut on campus. The compact zero-emissions utility vehicles replace two conventional pickup trucks previously used to make maintenance visits around campus.

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How green is the Class of 2015?

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Office of Sustainability recently decided to poll the Class of 2015 on their sustainable (or unsustainable) habits, and almost 800 students responded within the first week, with eye-opening results.

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What every ND student needs to know

Author: Rachel Novick

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The quest for sustainable energy and resource use has been called the preeminent challenge of the 21st century. First year students get a taste of the issues involved during the required First Year seminar, Contemporary Topics.

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Dillon Prez delivers the shampoo

Author: Rachel Novick

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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.

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St. Francis and Sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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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.

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Staying Clean, Going Green

Author: Rachel Novick

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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.

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Donated equipment LIGHTS up labs

Author: Rachel Novick

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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.

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ND gets silver rating for sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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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.

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ND receives storm water management award

Author: Sara Brown

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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.

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Notre Dame's first wind turbine

Author: Meredith Rowland

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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.

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Notre Dame's Bike to Work Competition

Author: Meredith Rowland

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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.

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Warren Golf Course receives Audubon Certification

Author: Meredith Rowland

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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.

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