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St. Francis and Sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

Feast of St Francis

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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Where do our recyclables go?

Author: Rachel Novick

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In an effort to fully understand what happens to items recycled on campus, representatives of Notre Dame’s Office of Sustainability, Food Services, and Warehouse and Delivery Services recently visited the CID Recycling & Disposal Facility, where all of our campus recycling is sent.

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Admissions cuts paper, ups efficiency

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Admissions Office has dramatically increased efficiency and improved customer service by implementing a new software system that allows them to do away with paper files, saving over 300,000 sheets of paper annually.

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Ryan Hall receives LEED Gold

Author: William G. Gilroy

Ryan Hall

Notre Dame’s newest women’s residence hall features regionally sourced and recycled-content building materials, low flow water fixtures, and an expected energy savings of approximately 25% beyond code requirements.

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ND Bikes to Work

Author: Rachel Novick

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Michiana Bike to Work Week drew teams from all over campus, including the first place Notre Dame College of Science team (Dean Gregory Crawford, far right). The team of 63 biked a total of 2,020 miles.

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Sprouting Wellness

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame’s campus garden broke ground this month in White Field on the far north end of campus. The 45 garden plots cultivated by Notre Dame families and co-workers are the result of the collaborative efforts of almost a dozen departments.

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