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Give Before You Go

Author: Rachel Novick

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With finals and move-out day looming, the Old2Gold collection sites popping up across campus are a welcome sight for students whose dorm rooms are looking more crowded than they did in August.

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Recyclemaniacs Rule

Author: Rachel Novick

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The results are in, and ND has finished in the top 25% in this year’s RecycleMania competition. By focusing on athletic events and reevaluating placement of trash and recycling receptacles, recycling on campus is becoming more efficient and easier for everyone.

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Waste-Free Wednesdays Return

Author: Myles Robertson

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April brings Waste-Free Wednesdays back to campus. Each semester, this month-long campaign seeks to raise awareness about the various economic, environmental, and social justice issues posed by food waste.

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ND Participates in First Ignite Michiana

Author: Myles Robertson

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“Enlighten us, but make it quick!” On Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm, Ignite Michiana will highlight 18 five-minute presentations focused on innovation and sustainability at The State Theater in Downtown South Bend.

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Mad About Saving Energy

Author: Rachel Novick

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Across the campus, students saved almost 57,000 killowatt hours, equivalent to approximately 80,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the three week Megawatt Madness competition.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: Rachel Novick

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William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, will be speaking at McKenna Hall on Monday, March 18th at 7 p.m. His life is a remarkable story of human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity.

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RecycleMania Reigns on ND Campus

Author: Rachel Novick

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Students across campus have planned a diverse array of events to promote recycling and waste reduction during RecycleMania, the nationwide campus competition that takes place each spring semester.

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The Madness Begins

Author: Rachel Novick

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This month, Megawatt Madness will match up dorms in head-to-head energy competitions that rotate each week. The competition runs for three weeks, from Monday February 4th through February 24th, giving every dorm a good shot at being a winner.

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Taking on Storm Water

Author: Rachel Novick

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A team of civil engineering majors has taken on the EPA’s first ever Campus RainWorks Challenge. In this challenge, the EPA asked college students from across the country to design innovative green infrastructure projects for their campus to tackle storm water runoff issues.

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In Transition

Author: Myles Robertson

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Transition Michiana is a January 24-26 conference at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in South Bend focused on building a strong community to face the challenges presented by modern environmental issues.

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New partnerships divert items from landfill

Author: Myles Robertson

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A collaboration among Notre Dame departments provided 227 mattresses to eight local not-for-profit organizations, diverting the used dorm mattresses from the landfill while providing a rare opportunity for the agencies to fill an often-overlooked need.

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ND Beats WF in Energy Bowl

Author: Rachel Novick

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Game day hasn’t even arrived and Notre Dame has already claimed victory over Wake Forest. Notre Dame finished the Energy Bowl competition with a 9.6% reduction and Wake Forest reduced their consumption by 8.1%.

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