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Turning Over a New LEEF

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Environmental Change Initiative at Notre Dame and the St. Joseph County Parks Department are launching a new partnership to build a cutting-edge environmental research and education facility at St. Patrick’s County Park.

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Greening Graduation

Author: Rachel Novick

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At Notre Dame’s Commencement ceremonies, graduation gowns are made of recycled bottles, announcements are made of recycled paper, and class rings are produced with high standards for environmental and social justice.

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Bike to Work, ND!

Author: Rachel Novick

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The seventh annual Michiana Bike to Work Week challenge is coming up on May 21-25, and members of the Notre Dame community are encouraged to create or join a campus team.

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Celebrate Arbor Day

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame will celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 27 with a tour of the campus’ most magnificent trees and the lauch of a virtual tree tour, which allows users to learn about campus trees and take self-guided tours at their convenience.

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Drinks on the House

Author: Rachel Novick

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In a huge step forward for campus sustainability, water bottle filling stations will be installed on the first floor of every residence hall on campus this summer.

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Sustainable Style

Author: Sara Brown

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On Sunday April 22nd at 4pm, GreeND’s annual Fashion Show will be held in the LaFortune Ballroom and will include outfits designed by both students and professionals.

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In Solidarity with the Earth

Author: Rachel Novick

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This weekend, Notre Dame will participate in Earth Hour by turning out the lights on the Golden Dome of the Main Building and the Word of Life mural on the Hesburgh Library. Earth Hour has become an international symbol of support for climate change action.

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Visionary of the Land to speak at ND

Author: Rachel Novick

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Wes Jackson, a visionary and pioneer in sustainable agriculture, will be speaking on campus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in Jordan 101. Jackson’s research spans 30 years and addresses a wide range of challenges, including soil erosion and pesticide resistance.

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May the best quad win

Author: Rachel Novick

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The Quad Energy Competition begins March 10th, and new state-of-the-art meters and a new online dashboard will now enable students to see how much energy their dorm is using and how they rank in the competition at any time.

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RecycleMania scores a goal

Author: Sara Brown

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Hockey fans can be maniacal about their teams, but during the February 24th ND vs. Michigan State hockey game, fans had another reason to be wild. GreeND, the Office of Sustainability and Athletics joined forces to make this hockey game a RecycleMania Gameday Recycling event.

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Bookstore promotes sustainable reading

Author: Rachel Novick

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Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore has made some exciting new additions to the already popular Sustainability Toolkit. The bookstore is contributing a reusable bag made out of 100% recycled bottles and a coupon for 15% off selected sustainability titles to each Toolkit.

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Perspective: ND Lights

Author: Sara Brown

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Shelly Fuhrman ’12 shares her experience working with ND LIGHTS, a Notre Dame program that takes working equipment and instrumentation from retired or upgraded campus laboratories and donates them to underfunded schools in the U.S. and abroad.

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