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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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Tricycles Provide Alternative Transportation

Author: Meredith Rowland

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The Utilities Department has taken a bold step toward reducing their carbon footprint and improving the health of their staff. The department purchased ten yellow tricycles over the summer as an alternative way for the Building Controls and Building Systems staff to get around campus.

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ND Explores Electric Vehicle Technology

Author: Rachel Novick

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Eaton Corporation is providing Notre Dame with state-of-the-art charging stations and Mitsubishi Motors North America is loaning the University an iMiev electric car for the next several months in order to test out the utility of incorporating electric vehicles into the campus fleet.

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St. Francis and Sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Feast of St. Francis, which takes place Monday October 4th, will be marked with festivities, thought-provoking discussion, and opportunities to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis’ love for nature and the poor.

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Energy Week: Something for Everyone

Author: Rachel Novick

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“This is the fourth year the Energy Center Student Advisory Board has put on Energy Week, and there is no doubt it has gotten better each year,” said Meehan Lenzen, president of GreeND and one of the week’s organizers.

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COS hosts week of sustainability events

Author: Rachel Novick

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The College of Science is hosting a week of sustainability events including an outdoor screening of An Inconvenient Truth, lectures, and a special halftime program at the men’s soccer game. On Tuesday September 14th Professor Jennifer Tank will speak on The Influence of Agriculture on Stream Ecosystems from 12:30-1:30 pm in 129 DeBartolo.

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Stinson-Remick receives LEED Gold

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Stinson-Remick Hall, Notre Dame’s newly completed engineering building, has received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. The building has a heat reclamation system, photovoltaic panels, and a rain garden to trap stormwater.

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Smart Cars boost fleet efficiency

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame recently purchased four Smart Cars. One of the high-efficiency vehicles is being used by Mail Services while the other three are being used by the Development staff located in Eddy Street Commons.

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Zipcars come to campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame is launching a new partnership with Zipcar, providing the campus with access to the world’s leading car-sharing service. The option of renting a high-efficiency and low-cost Zipcar encourages students on campuses across the country to leave their cars at home during the school year.

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Mendoza cans the can

Author: Tim Casper

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The Mendoza College of Business has made a significant dent in their waste production by installing a café soda fountain in their staff and faculty lounge instead of providing individual cans of soda.

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Cinema Under the Stars

Author: Rachel Novick

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On Sunday August 29th, South Quad will host an outdoor screening of Planet Earth, the groundbreaking BBC production that caught many wonders of the natural world on film for the first time. Snacks and drinks will be served, and everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic blanket.

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