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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 energy consumption.

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.
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