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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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Want Mondays Off?

Author: Myles Robertson

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This month, Notre Dame Food Services is introducing its own take on Meatless Monday, a national grassroots initiative aimed at reducing meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of the planet.

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Beat Wake Forest Twice!

Author: Rachel Novick

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Having challenged the Demon Deacons to a two-week dorm energy competition leading up to the November 17th game, Notre Dame students can beat Wake Forest before anyone even steps onto the field.

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More Energy Than Ever!

Author: Rachel Novick

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Notre Dame’s sixth annual Energy Week has concluded, but the ideas and inspiration generated during the week-long ode to energy live on.

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Dorms kill watts by the millions

Author: Rachel Novick

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Howard Hall has emerged the winner of the fiercely contested Kill-a-Watt Energy Competition.
Howard’s 52% reduction from its baseline was the best performance to date in Notre Dame’s five-year history of dorm energy competitions.

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Time to Kill-a-Watt

Author: Rachel Novick

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Students across campus are gearing up for the first Dorm Energy Competition of the year, and the stakes have never been higher. The winner will be treated to a chalk-talk with Coach Jeff Jackson of ND Men’s Hockey for the entire dorm plus $1,500 in GE Energy Star appliances.

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Game Day Challenge Grows

Author: Myles Robertson

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Game Day Challenge is a friendly competition between universities with three main goals: reduce the waste generated at college football games, heighten awareness of waste reduction programs, and increase participation in waste reduction programs.

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All Abuzz About Bottles

Author: Rachel Novick

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Many new and returning students this August were greeted upon arrival to their dorms not only by smiling friends and hall staff, but also by brand new stainless steel reusable water bottles.

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A Long Lost Friend

Author: Myles Robertson

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The Office of Marketing Communications and Public Relations held a three day reintroduction-to-the-stairs competition; reducing their carbon footprint while burning a few of their own calories.

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After 29 years, it's here!

Author: Myles Robertson

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The Seitz Park hydroelectric turbine was installed on August 22nd. The turbine will power the Howard Park ice rink as well as lights along the East Race; saving the city $40,000 a year in energy costs.

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