The GreeND mission is to promote more sustainable lifestyles both on
and off Notre Dame's campus.
GreeND was started by five students in March of 2007 to serve as a
student organization focusing on energy and environmental issues at on
campus. Naturally, the club has grown to encompass issues outside
Notre Dame because the same issues are applicable at a national and
global scale. GreeND members see Notre Dame as a microcosm for
the greater world and hope that lessons learned at ND about change,
leadership, education, and collaboration will transcend our work on
GreeND started out as an umbrella organization consisting of a core leadership group that directed all of the projects. Members of the core directed four committees, Energy Club, Environment and Energy Policy Club, Conservation Corps, and Recyclin’ Irish, and were charged with running events and promoting the goals of each individual committee.
Since then, the organizational structure of GreeND has evolved and simplified to a core leadership team that draws resources from the rest of the club members and through collaboration with other organizations on campus.
The success of GreeND is derived from relationships. Since its inception, GreeND leaders have focused on creating strong relationships with the students, staff, faculty and administrators. These partnerships have led to some of the greatest successes. GreeND leaders meet with the leaders of other clubs on as well as with important administrative offices including the Office of the President, Executive Vice President, Architect, Utilities, and Business Operations. Many of these meetings have translated into events or programs.
The other key to GreeND’s success has been communication. Each week, GreeND sends out a newsletter to 800+ students, staff, faculty, and administrators detailing the events of the week. In addition, GreeND uses Facebook to publicize events and reach out to the student body.
Read more about GreeND's history and major accomplishments since 2007.