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.
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.
Classes in Romance Languages and Literature, Management, and Theology have something surprising in common: they all have an important focus on sustainability.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Notre Dame’s sixth annual Energy Week has concluded, but the ideas and inspiration generated during the week-long ode to energy live on.
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.
On Thursday October 4th, the Notre Dame community will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday September 1st, Keough and Welsh Fam celebrated the Notre Dame victory in sustainable style with a hugely successful Pancake Tailgate.
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.
A bike lane on Juniper, which has been of great interest to the campus community and South Bend at large, is soon to become a reality.
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.