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Trees in the Service of Justice

Author: Rachel Novick

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On Friday, April 24th, nearly fifty students who participated in spring break seminars through the Center for Social Concerns planted forty Red Maples in Mishawaka parks to offset their travel-related carbon emissions.

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OIT gives heat to city waste treaters

Author: Rachel Novick

The University and its Center for Research Computing received a 2009 Green Enterprise IT Award, presented by the Uptime Institute and co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, for their innovative work with the South Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is responsible for breaking down waste.

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Walsh Hall Hosts Tree-Sit

Author: Rachel Novick

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On April 7th, over sixty students participated in the Walsh Hall Tree Sit, taking turns sitting in trees outside Walsh in order to raise money for the Arbor Day Foundation.

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The Art of Recycling

Author: Rachel Novick

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On April 2nd the Dooley Room in LaFortune rivaled the Snite for exquisite artwork as Recyclemania concluded its campaign to increase recycling awareness with a Recyclable Art Show.

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Blue + Gold = Green

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The 80th annual Blue-Gold Football Game on Saturday, April 18th, piloted 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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Energy Challenge Performance Down in March

Author: Rachel Novick

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Energy Challenge performance was down in the Main Building and across the College of Science for the month of March. However, both entities have been putting significant efforts into long-term conservation measures that should yield increasing results as we head into the air conditioning season.

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Grab 'n Go Winner: Angela Ginocchio

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Angela says her reusable grab ’n go bag comes in handy all the time. In addition to using it for picking up breakfast at grab ’n go, she uses it instead of a plastic bag when shopping at the Huddle and getting a sandwich at Subway.

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Students Examine Green Building at ND

Author: Rachel Novick

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University Architect Doug Marsh recently discussed the LEED certification process for Notre Dame’s new buildings with about two dozen students and answered questions about the future of green building on campus.

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Bottles, bottles everywhere

Author: Rachel Novick

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Visiting anthropology professor Richard Wilk will address the environmental impacts of Americans’ addiction to bottled water on Wednesday March 25th in room C103 of the Hesburgh Center.

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St. Paddy's Goes Green

Author: Rachel Novick

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Recylemania 2009 kicked off with a hugely successful St. Patrick’s Day Party on the Fieldhouse Mall, and more great events are coming up in the next few days.

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1,000 Tons and Counting

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame recently recycled its 1000th ton of the year. Much of the success is due to the standardization of single stream recycling across campus.

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College of Science Kicks Off Year-Long Energy Challenge

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On Monday February 2nd, Dean Crawford stood before a crowd of faculty, students, and staff in Jordan Hall to issue a challenge to the entire College of Science: save as much energy as possible for the next year.

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Kaitlyn Howard wins Grab 'n Go Raffle

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“Carrying my reusable bag with me is really easy," said Kaitlyn. "I felt bad throwing away the paper bag every time I got Grab ’n Go, but now I don’t have to worry about it.”

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