College of Notre Dame of
Maryland Green Initiatives
One of the most effective ways College of Notre Dame of
Maryland is going green is by decreasing the campus
consumption of energy.
Since Fiscal Year 2005, College of Notre Dame’s carbon
footprint has been reduced by 20 percent, which is the
equivalent of 267 cars being taken off the road and more
than 4,000 trees being planted.
How did the College lower energy use? In Fiscal Year 2005,
College of Notre Dame instituted a utility master plan to
better utilize the facilities we have; make capital plant
investments where necessary; better utilize the market to
find the best rates; and educate the community to save
Other green initiatives at College of Notre Dame include
reducing waste in Doyle Dining Room by eliminating trays and
Styrofoam containers and moving publications and other
printed materials online to save paper and reduce the
environmental impact of printing byproducts.
Additionally, College of Notre Dame of Maryland participates
in community green initiatives such as Earth Hour, that took
place on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Gibbons Tower, part of
the College’s signature building that can be seen for miles
around in North Baltimore, went dark that evening from 8:30
to 9:30 p.m., joining many Baltimore City buildings such as
City Hall. The event, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund,
encourages participants to switch off lights as a symbolic
support for the environment.
College of Notre Dame of Maryland is committed to
sustainability initiatives to keep our environment smart,
green and growing.