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Student Perspectives: Notre Dame Cares for Our Common Home

Student Perspectives: Notre Dame Cares for Our Common Home

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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.

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Bike to Work Week Begins

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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The 10th annual Michiana Bike to Work Week challenge is coming up on June 14-20, and members of the Notre Dame community are encouraged to create or join a campus team.

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reCYCLE Program Launches

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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reCYCLE is a new inter-office bike program from the Office of Sustainability designed for administrative offices to use on short trips and errands around campus.

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Research for a sustainable future

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

More than 140 faculty members in 36 departments at Notre Dame currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibiltiy to the use of quantum dots in solar cells. 

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Recyclemania Competition Wrap-Up

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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The results are in for this year’s RecycleMania competition, and Notre Dame has placed among the top 20% in the Gorilla category, which tracks bulk weight of recyclables collected during the competition.

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Earth Day Cleanup

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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In honor of South Bend’s 150th anniversary, The Crossing Educational Center and Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka are teaming up for a special Earth Day event to beautify the Renaissance District.

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Spring Cleaning Upgrades: LED Lightbulb

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

LED light bulbs are quickly eclipsing CFLs as the most efficient, safest, and longest lasting lightbulb for your home. With prices dropping 80% over the past five years (and now hovering around only 8 dollars per bulb), as well as frequent technological advancements, LEDs have emerged as not only the green choice but also the smart choice.…

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Earth Hour 2015

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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On Saturday, March 27 from 8:30-9:30 pm, the lights on the Golden Dome of the Main Building and the Word of Life mural on Hesburgh Library will be turned off for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour.

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The Madness Begins!

Author: Dana Bakirtjy

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This month the Notre Dame campus will again experience Megawatt Madness: an energy reduction competition that pits dorm against dorm, quad against quad, and sister/brother dorm pairs against each other to see who can reduce their dorm energy use the most.

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