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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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Graduating Sustainability Interns

Author: Meredith Rowland

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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.

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ND Bike Fest 2011 a Big Success

Author: Meredith Rowland

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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.

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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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