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Sustainability September 18, 2020
HSI graduate student Maloney helped craft Dayton's sustainability report
City of Dayton Sustainability Manager Mark Charles prefers the term sustainability specialist when it comes to Meg Maloney, a Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant who is working with the city. “She’s not just following me around,” Charles said. “She’s actually got her own responsibilities and activities. She helped me with the final touches on the overall sustainability strategy.”
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Sustainability September 17, 2020
Sept. 30 Adele social justice project looks at the election from a Marianist perspective
Organizers invite everyone to interact with expert presenters and participants from Marianist universities, schools and other ministries and communities throughout the United States as they reflect and respectfully dialogue in breakout rooms about being multi-issue voters that advance justice, peace and a sustainable environmental future. The Elections 2020: Justice Signs of Our Time - a U.S. Marianist Panel and Dialogue webinar is from 8 until 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
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Sustainability September 09, 2020
Summer 2020 HSI work: Expanding composting education and practice

Before University of Dayton students migrated back to campus during a pandemic, Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant Christopher Baldasare saw the need for more composting. “With the emphasis on not going out, I expect more students to be cooking in their residences,” Baldasare said. “This will also give us a chance to pilot online composting education, which was planned in the spring to potentially expand the composting program by making it easier to reach all students that would want to participate.”

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Sustainability September 03, 2020
Women in Clean Energy Conference hosted by UD and OSU strives for gender equity

The virtual Women in Clean Energy Conference aims to provide knowledge, connections and resources to help women create impactful careers. “Everyone should have a seat at the table in the fight against climate change, we believe in helping women get there,” organizers of the event wrote in a release. “We want to empower women to make a difference in the male-dominated energy industry and educate men on the challenges often faced by women in the industry. We believe that by providing education, networking, and recruitment opportunities, we can close the gender gap in the energy industry in an empowering and productive way.”

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Sustainability August 31, 2020
A lesson about natural resources: Exponential growth and limits in a time of COVID-19
One of the foundational notions of sustainability is that long-term exponential growth in a finite world can only lead to catastrophe. In the last half-year or so we have seen a real-time example of exponential growth and perhaps most importantly, how this growth is most appropriately seen as being a characteristic of a diseased system, not a desirable goal.
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Human Rights August 28, 2020
Conscious Consumerism: Shopping ethically in the time of COVID-19
Looking to be a more conscious consumer in our modern shopping industry dominated by online consumption? HRC student interns offer insights, tips and tricks on how to practice ethical shopping by learning more about your favorite brands and shopping small and local.
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Sustainability August 26, 2020
HSI executive director to speak at Sept. 30 PIVOT event about post-pandemic world
Hanley Sustainability Institute Executive Director Ben McCall, Arthur Morgan Institute Executive Director Susan Jennings and MVRPC Regional Equity Initiative Manager Carlton Eley are the keynote speakers for the PIVOT virtual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Formerly the Dayton Green Expo, the event from 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Sept. 30 will feature businesses, architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, government representatives, experts, and non-profits committed to environmental sustainability. This year's conference will focus on people, resiliency and performance. Registration is free.
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Sustainability August 19, 2020
A switch to UD’s sustainability major and semester in Hawaii have Moore on the right (watershed) track

Abbey Moore’s interest in water quality began during high school environmental classes. That curiosity led her to the University of Dayton and a semester in Hawaii. “Dayton of all places is the best place to get a hydrological education due to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer and the effect the Great Lakes have on us,” said Moore, a sophomore at UD taking the sustainability major’s watershed track. “Ohio is perfect for hydrology and I feel as if my education has true substance and value.”

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Engineering August 17, 2020
Immersed Remotely
Zach Gerlach never envisioned walking outside his family’s back door in Pittsburgh this summer for a School of Engineering immersion experience — let alone one that involved harvesting mushrooms.
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Diversity and Inclusion August 11, 2020
Three experts on active nonviolence for racial justice giving Aug. 18 presentation

A session on active nonviolence for racial justice with three leading activists will be held online from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Kelly Johnson, the Fr. Ferree Chair of Social Justice, invites student participants. The Zoom event requires registration here.

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