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Streamlining Single Stream

Author: Connor Kobeski

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Compactors specifically designated for single stream recycling have been installed at multiple sites on campus and additional compactors are scheduled to be installed this spring to handle increasing volume.

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Registration Opens for Third Annual Green Summit

Author: Rachel Novick

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The food is always good at the annual Green Summit, but this year food will also be the topic of conversation. Green Summit III: The Footprint of Food will take place on February 22nd, 2010 from 4 to 6pm in the Monogram Room at the Joyce Center.

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Faculty Grants Focus on Sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

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Interdisciplinary faculty research grants recently announced by the Office of the Provost include investigations into renewable energy technologies, water quality protection, and community resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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'Tis the Season to Be Green

Author: Connor Kobeski

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He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, and according to the Notre Dame Energy Center, Santa knows when you waste energy. Compared to traditional Christmas lights, the LED lights decorating the wreath on the right use 90% less energy.

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Green Grads

Author: Connor Kobeski

Green Grads Using Recycling Dumpster

Being a green graduate student has just gotten easier with the addition of new recycling dumpsters at Fischer O’Hara-Grace Graduate Residences. The new recycling dumpsters are part of a broader sustainability effort at FOG.

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Chaos Reigns

Author: Rachel Novick

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Cavanaugh Hall is the winner of the 2009 Dorm Energy Competition, having reduced electricity consumption by 34% compared to previous years.

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Green Your Christmas Tree

Author: Rachel Novick

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This holiday season, members of the Office of Sustainability will be visiting departments across the campus, bearing timers and green office tips.

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Green Your Dorm Room

Author: Connor Kobeski

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The Green Dorm Room, created with 3D rendering techniques, is fully outfitted with everything a student needs to be sustainable, from a drying rack for clothes to a reusable water bottle. Students can pan around the room and mouse-over the “green” items to learn more.

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Sustainability on the Menu

Author: Connor Kobeski

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“One of the most powerful ways we can affect our environment and our personal wellness, for better or worse, is the act of eating,” said Executive Chef Don Miller, who recently taught a class at North Dining Hall on how to plan, purchase and prepare a healthy sustainable meal.

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Pasquerilla East Takes Early Lead

Author: Rachel Novick

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PE has taken an early lead in the 2009 Dorm Energy Competition. Zahm is in second place, followed by Howard, Walsh, and Pangborn. Sr. Cynthia Broderick, Rector of PE, attributes their success to “being intentional about the little things, like turning lights off and unplugging electronics”.

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Climate Change Flash Mob

Author: Connor Kobeski

Flash Mob Rally

The weather for a football game in November couldn’t have been warmer, but a group of students on campus were still “freezing.” With hundreds of families on campus for the Navy game, members of GreeND took the opportunity to raise support for climate change legislation.

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New mass mail policy reduces waste

Author: Rachel Novick

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In response to requests by many faculty and staff, the University has adopted a policy to limit the distribution of mass mailings through Campus Mail Services. Under the new policy, Campus Mail will only accept up to 300 of the same item within a one month period.

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Game Day Recycling Season Begins

Author: Rachel Novick

Game Day Recycling

The first game of the season featured some key changes to the Game Day Recycling program in an effort to improve upon last season’s success of 73 tons of avoided landfill waste.

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A Greener Commute

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame is introducing a new program designed to encourage more eco-friendly commuting: preferred parking spots will now be available in five lots on campus for qualifying low emissions vehicles.

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Greener Pastures

Author: Rachel Novick

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Geddes Hall, the first Notre Dame building expected to earn LEED certification, welcomed the Center for Social Concerns as its first occupants this week.

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