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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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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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