In October, students across the University were challenged to “Get
Your Green On” as part of the first ever Energy Week at Notre
Dame. Organized by the student advisory board of the Notre Dame
Energy Center (and sponsored by the energy center, the University’s
energy and environmental issues committee, the students for environmental
action, the Joint Engineering Council, and Notre Dame student government),
the week was full of informational and fun activities. In addition
to showing movies such as “An Inconvenient Truth,” energy
week volunteers showed their fellow students ways to calculate
their personal energy footprint. They helped students learn more
about renewable energy options, as well as the ways Notre Dame
is addressing energy issues. Students also promoted the first campus-wide “lights
out,” when students, faculty, and staff voluntarily turned
their lights off for an hour, resulting in a 2.7 percent reduction
in electricity as measured by the Notre Dame Power Plant.
recap and video of the of the week’s activities, visit energycenter.nd.edu.