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Campus volunteers target trash

Author: Rachel Novick

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TrashTrotterz is a new local volunteer group that combines litter clean-up with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The organization is hosting its first community clean-up event on Sunday, May 1st from 1pm to 5pm.

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Food: A terrible thing to waste

Author: Rachel Novick

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Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food, visited Notre Dame during No Impact Week to discuss food waste in America and what individuals can do to make a difference.

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Join the hunt for a Smarter Planet

Author: Tim Casper

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Help build a smarter planet by participating in a high-tech scavenger hunt on campus this Thursday. It’s free to play so grab a friend, spread the word, and snag your share of the $800 in prizes!

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Purcell Pavilion receives LEED Gold

Author: Rachel Novick

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Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center recently received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building contains over 20% locally sourced materials and is 21% more efficient than a typical building.

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Paper products promote sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame’s Procurement Services has partnered with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to introduce bathroom tissue and paper towels on campus with significantly higher average recycled content and less packaging waste.

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The Power of the Purse

Author: Rachel Novick

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The highlight of the fourth annual Green Summit is an interactive market in which participants make real-life choices between consumer products and do their best to make the most eco-friendly decision.

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Staying warm, staying efficient

Author: Rachel Novick

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Space heaters use more energy than your computer, lights, printer, phone, and fax machine use, combined. If you or a member of your office is uncomfortable during these winter months, there are several steps you should take.

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Innovation Park Earns LEED Silver

Author: Rachel Novick

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Innovation Park, Notre Dame’s start-up incubator for transforming innovations into viable marketplace ventures, has earned LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Knott wins energy competition

Author: Rachel Novick

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After 30 days of commitment to dimmed lights, taking the stairs and unplugging cell phone chargers and game systems, Knott Hall won Notre Dame’s third annual Dorm Energy Competition Tuesday.

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Ending hunger begins at home

Author: Rachel Novick

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The eND Hunger Initiative seeks to demonstrate the potential for community development at the local level by engaging Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff to confront the challenge of food scarcity in South Bend.

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ND labs support high school science

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Colleges of Science and Engineering are partnering with the the Office of Sustainability to launch ND LIGHTS, a program that donates surplus scientific instruments from Notre Dame laboratories to high schools in need of lab equipment.

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ND Sustainability Grade Rises for 4th Straight Year

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame received a B+ on this year’s College Sustainability Report Card, improving over last year’s B. The higher grade came in response to a continued reduction in the University’s carbon emissions and resource-saving programs spearheaded by a number of campus departments.

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Beware of Vampire Energy

Author: Rachel Novick

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The annual Dorm Energy Competition starts November 1st, and the focus this year is on reducing vampire energy, the power that is sucked by most electronic devices even when they are “off”. The Competition runs through November 30th and pits the 29 dorms against each other in a race to minimize energy consumption.

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