This year, an overall 39,700 kWh was saved by all 29 dorms throughout the two and one-half week contest, equivalent to 77,426 pounds of CO2, or taking almost 6 cars off the road yearly.
The Children’s Sustainability Art Contest is for children of the Notre Dame community and will be held during the month of April to raise awareness among university families of the importance of sustainable living and to help celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
On Friday, April 22, the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with events and activities to engage the campus community in celebrating the natural world and being good stewards of our common home.
The RecycleMania tournament is a competition between over 600 colleges and universities across North America to achieve the highest campus recycling rate. Among other things, the tournament serves as an opportunity to promote recycling to the student body, and what better way to do so than by building a fort out of recycled cardboard boxes?
From March 14 until March 31, Notre Dame’s 29 dorms will be partaking in Megawatt Madness, a campus-wide competition to see which dorm can save the most electricity.
On Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Notre Dame will participate in Earth Hour by turning off the lights on the Golden Dome and the Word of Life Mural on Hesburgh Library for one hour.
On Saturday March 5, the Office of Sustainability will partner with the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore for a celebration of reading like no other!
With Pope Francis’s recent call to action to make climate change a priority, reducing your carbon footprint with a Lenten Carbon Fast is a great way to participate in a global cause by focusing on the actions you choose to take daily.
The spring semester Green Ambassadors meeting will take place on Thursday, February 8th, from 12-1pm in the South Dining Hall Hospitality room.
Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to reflect on Pope Francis’ call in his latest encyclical Laudato Si’ to act on the “culture of consumerism.”
No matter where you are on Notre Dame’s campus, a recycling can is not far away.
The Notre Dame community was offered six opportunities to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ in the fall 2015 semester.
With finals and the holiday season upon us it’s easy to forget to winterize your office or dorm room. Before you leave campus for the holidays please remember to check everything off the following list so that your return to the university is happy and safe.
COP21, the UN’s Climate Change Conference, has brought together representatives from almost 200 countries with the goal of signing a global climate change pact. Still have some questions about climate change? Here are a few short answers to hard questions about climate change.
Due to increased demand, the popular car-sharing service Zip Car has awarded Notre Dame a fifth vehicle for campus.
5 Ways to waste less food this Thanksgiving
The Office of Sustainability recently developed a sustainability module for the official Notre Dame Mobile App, MobileND.
Tips and tricks that will help you make your Halloween as green as possible.
Remember the most beautiful place you have ever been? I do: the sun rising over the mountains, the trees gently swaying in the wind, the smell of the summer grass, and the sound of the birds chirping in their nests. Now, imagine the same place without the trees, a grey sky, a barren terrain, and no sound of joy in air. This is our destiny if we don’t act. This is our future if we don’t start caring for our common home.
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes action against climate change as a moral obligation and praised the University of Notre Dame’s recent commitment to eliminate use of coal by 2020 as an example of an institution “putting its investments where its values are.”