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When dorms compete, the environment wins

Author: Rachel Novick

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For the next month, the residence halls may look a little dark, but that doesn’t mean no one is home. Students are competing to win the Dorm Energy Competition, which runs from September 25th through October 19th.

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It ain't easy being green

Author: Rachel Novick

Its official. Being “green” is a full-fledged cultural movement.

How can I proclaim this with such uncompromising certainty? Time Warner Cable Channel 1226: Planet Green. The movement has its own official cable channel (regular and HD).

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Numbers reveal ND's environmental impact

Author: Rachel Novick

University President Fr. John Jenkins has declared sustainability a major goal for the University, but at this point, energy generation and consumption on campus “is not a strong point,” Office of Sustainability Director Jim Mazurek said.

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ND responds to calls for sustainability

Author: Rachel Novick

Sustainability – a word that’s here to stay at Notre Dame.

The University launched an entire office dedicated to the matter in January, a new “green” issues student organization gained approval as an official club this summer, and today’s Notre Dame Forum is devoted to sustainable energy.

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Howard Installs New CFL Lights

Author: Rachel Novick

Howard Hall will take the first steps to becoming a greener dorm by putting a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) in every room in the hall, Environmental Commissioner Lauren Henderson said.

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Campus Prepares for 2008 Forum

Author: Rachel Novick

While sustainable energy may only be discussed on the floor of the Joyce Center for a few hours at the Notre Dame Forum on September 24, the energy crisis the world finds itself in won’t go away anytime soon, said professor Frank Incropera, the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Chair in Engineering and the Forum’s co-chair along with University President Fr. John Jenkins.

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Green Buildings Sprouting on Campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Construction projects are a fact of life at Notre Dame, but the new buildings on campus are a bit out of the ordinary. The Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center will use 20% less energy than a typical building its size. At least half of the wood used in the first building in Innovation Park will be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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CSC Building Construction Continues

Author: Rachel Novick

Construction on a new building for the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) and the Institute for Church Life continued throughout the summer, progressing toward an August 2009 completion date.

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ND Opens Year with Mass, Picnic

Author: Rachel Novick

University president Fr. John Jenkins told the Notre Dame community to pray they are “afflicted with hope” when facing problems – especially emphasizing global environmental and sustainability issues – during his homily at Notre Dame’s Opening Mass Tuesday evening.

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Recycle as Last Resort

Author: Rachel Novick

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This catch phrase rings like “an apple a day” or “stop, drop and roll.” It seems, though, that the first two steps of this trio are often quickly forgotten.

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Celebrating Earth Day

Author: Rachel Novick

The University of Notre Dame is committed to incorporating energy conservation and environmental stewardship in its institutional goals. The Energy and Environmental Issues Committee has been a driving force behind many of these green initiatives at Notre Dame.

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Halls Compete in RecycleMania

Author: Rachel Novick

With more than 400 colleges participating in the 2008 RecycleMania challenge, the 10-week competition has propelled the students of Notre Dame to actively – and even stealthily – collect as many recyclables as possible.

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