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Plan It Green

Author: Rachel Novick

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A new program called Green Event Certification will help event planners on campus to make environmentally preferable choices for advertising, menu options, and much more.

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Winds of Change

Author: Myles Robertson

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Two professors of aerospace and mechanical engineering, have installed a wind turbine in White Field and will soon add another in order to support cutting-edge research in the Laboratory for Enhanced Wind Energy Design (eWiND).

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Rockin' by the River

Author: Myles Robertson

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The Office of Sustainability’s Myles Robertson and Tammy Yankel took to Mishawaka to teach kids about sustainability and help them make terrariums.

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Jug Free Bliss

Author: Myles Robertson

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With the installation of a new main-line water filtration system, water cooler chat just got a little more interesting in Haggar Hall. The Department of Psychology has cut down on water jug clutter and is saving money while benefiting the environment.

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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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Making the green list

Author: Sara Brown

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Notre Dame was recently highlighted in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges, which recognizes schools that “demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.”

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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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Mod/God win Quad Energy Competition

Author: Rachel Novick

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Mod and God Quads are the winners of the first-ever Quad Energy Competition, finishing with an impressive 15.7% reduction in electricity usage over the course of the three-week competition.

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Goodbye Manila, Hello Green

Author: Sara Brown

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Since the beginning of the school year, a number of green inter-department envelopes have been making their way to mailboxes across campus. These Greenvelopes are a pilot program initiated by the Office of Sustainability and Mail Services to reduce office waste and save money.

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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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