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Sustainability December 03, 2019
Meeting sustainable development goals by gaining electricity access in poor countries
Until the fossil-fuel age started about 200 years ago, most people lived a bare existence; vulnerable to the whims of nature’s cycles. Beginning with the industrial revolution, but accelerating dramatically after World War II, the extraction and burning of fossil fuels for industry, heating, electricity and other applications helped raise people’s standard of living.
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Sustainability November 20, 2019
From rural Ohio to West Dayton to India: Food security a passion for UD senior
Emily Shanahan grew up on a 135-acre farm in Hillsboro, Ohio, where her family grew corn and soybeans. That background, combined with a 2018 semester of service at the Dakota Center and an Honors Program trip to India this summer, crystallized her passion to work in food security.
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Sustainability November 08, 2019
Create Your Own Backyard Habitat

No matter the weather or season, it's always a good time to learn how to transform your garden into a backyard habitat for pollinators and native birds. The Hanley Sustainability Institute has a webpage dedicated to links to experts in the field.

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Sustainability October 29, 2019
Montgomery County Food Summit Nov. 20; registration due Nov. 6

Food equity is the main topic at the 9th Annual Montgomery County Food Summit from 8 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Building 12 Great Hall at Sinclair Community College. Participant registration and exhibitor registration is free, but required by Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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President October 18, 2019
Full Circle

John, Shirley, and Chuck Berry didn’t graduate from the University of Dayton, but sometimes friends become a part of the family. They’ve just committed $5 million to create the new Berry Family Scholarship Program for honors students, the latest in a long line of generous gifts. What inspires them to support our students and programs with such joyous generosity?

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Sustainability October 17, 2019
UD named a Bicycle Friendly University
The University of Dayton was honored as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The award is in recognition of promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. UD is one of just seven Ohio campuses and 208 colleges and universities nationally to earn the Bicycle Friendly University distinction.
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Sustainability October 14, 2019
'Funky' fundraiser highlights HSI's partnership with Co-op Dayton

Co-op Dayton brands itself as the non-profit incubator for worker- and community-owned cooperative businesses that build a more resilient, inclusive economy in Dayton. The group, which supports the Gem City Market, is a community partner of the Hanley Sustainability Institute and other sustainability efforts at the University of Dayton.

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Sustainability October 08, 2019
Brecha: Coal a key 'knob' to turn off to slow carbon dioxide emissions

There is still a disconnect among what climate science tells us will be the likely consequences and impacts of continued rapid climate change, the willingness of policymakers to truly take projections seriously and the internalization of citizens in wealthy countries to realize that within a generation our energy system and many other consumption patterns will change.

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Sustainability October 04, 2019
Panel to discuss 'Breaking Down Silos' regarding climate change

University of Dayton faculty from several disciplines will discuss “Breaking Down Silos” during Global Climate Change Week. The event, which is open to the public and the University community, is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Sears Recital Hall inside the Jesse Philips Humanities Center.

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Sustainability September 25, 2019
Melink VP to speak to students about UD's solar arrays

University of Dayton students can learn about solar panels on campus from the vice president and general manager of the company that installed them. Seth Parker from Melink Solar & Geothermal will give a presentation on the arrays installed on the roof of Fitz Hall, in front of Curran Place and at Adele Center, according to Eric Lang, a senior research scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute.

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