Over Fall Break, 13 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to study energy policy as part of the 3rd semester of the Center for Social Concern’s Energy Policy, the Environment, and Social Change seminar.
Walsh Hall is the decisive winner of Notre Dame’s first campus-wide Dorm Energy Competition, having reduced their electricity use by an impressive 31%.
The next meeting of the Graduate Sustainability Coordinators will take place on Tuesday December 2nd at 4pm in Fitzpatrick 258.
GreeND, a University of Notre Dame student organization focused on energy and environmental issues, received an Energy Patriot award from Sen. Richard G. Lugar.
Chicago has worn many nicknames throughout its history including the “Windy City,” the “Second City,” and the “City of the Big Shoulders.” However, if “Chi-Town” successfully adopts the recommendations of a climate report coauthored by Jessica Hellmann, a University of Notre Dame biologist, it may well be known as “America’s Greenest City.”
As recently as nine years ago, the University of Notre Dame Press used no recycled paper in the average 60 to 70 new titles published annually.
That changed when production manager Wendy McMillen in 2002 proposed bringing the press into the nationwide Green Press Initiative (GPI), a non-profit program that raises awareness of sustainability issues and solutions for the book and newspaper publishing industries.
Laura Miller is the first winner of the Grab ‘n Go Raffle.
Nine administrators at the University of Notre Dame recently have been accredited as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals.
On the evening of Sunday September 28th, student volunteers went door-to-door in their dorms, switching out inefficient incandescent light bulbs for Compact Fluorescent bulbs.
It’s a must-have for tailgaters this year and it has nothing to do with hot meatballs or cold beer.
Instead, the new item popping up at parking spots across campus is a bright blue plastic bag for recycling.
To make the goal of sustainability a reality for Notre Dame, the University must pay careful attention to both economic and environmental factors, according to the Director of the Office of Sustainability Jim Mazurek.
This year, Notre Dame has a new football tradition – Game Day Recycling. The sheer scale of game day can overwhelm even the most seasoned ND fan; the amount of waste generated can be equally astounding.
In just the first week of the new Reusable Bag Raffle, almost 1,000 students brought reusable bags to Grab ’n Go. Monthly raffle prizes include $25 in Flex Points, a 6-foot sub from Subway, and dinner for two at Sorin’s.
Notre Dame has committed to heating, air conditioning, and/or lighting renovations in 24 older campus buildings during the 2008/2009 academic year. These renovations, costing about $4 million, will reduce the University’s carbon emissions by over 4,000 metric tons per year.
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.
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).
The United States has the responsibility to do something to make its energy situation more sustainable, panelists at the Notre Dame Forum on Sustainable Energy said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.