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Sustainability April 21, 2020
‘Into the River’ a River Stewards’ children’s book released on Earth Day 50/Stander
The University of Dayton River Stewards’ 2020 senior capstone project was to create a children’s book about the Great Miami Watershed. “Into the River” is one of many projects featured in UD’s Stander Stander Symposium on Earth Day 50. The book will be released that day with a live presentation at noon April 22.
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Sustainability April 20, 2020
Sinclair transfer picked UD's 'multi-dimensional' sustainability major

Mark Ryan hasn’t totally decided on which sustainability track he will take, but he chose the major because he said it’s his way to make the world better. “I think sustainability is the best path for me to take because it focuses on so many different aspects of society so I get to learn about how different parts of society interact and how I can help improve them,” said Ryan, a sophomore at the University of Dayton after transferring from Sinclair Community College. “It focuses on the integration of environmental, economic and societal factors that interact with each other to make up society.”

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Sustainability April 03, 2020
Freshman from Texas found a home at UD and in the sustainability major

Yamilet Perez Aragon is a Mexican-American first generation student from Austin, Texas, who chose the University of Dayton because it aligned with the values she developed growing up and spending time at her parents’ Mexican villages. The freshman enrolled to study graphic design, but near the end of last semester she found another passion.

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Sustainability March 30, 2020
Energy education is powerful information for University of Dayton students
When I opened my first electric and gas bills, I was alarmed to see how much my roommates and I pay for utilities. Had we really used that much energy? What is the difference between the delivery total and the supply total? What is a kilowatt-hour?
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Sustainability March 23, 2020
DRG calls for Facebook Live participation April 3 to discuss food systems application

Dayton Regional Green will hold a Facebook Live from 4-5 p.m. April 3 to discuss its quest for the OpenIDEO Food Systems Vision Prize. Partners in the greater Dayton region developed an application for the prize sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. The team led by a University of Dayton mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Kevin Hallinan was one of 79 semifinalists out of 1,319 worldwide entries.

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Sustainability March 18, 2020
HSI student leader’s work about merging societal and environmental concerns

Marigrace Moses’ interest in science, education and the environment started early and was sparked by her mother. “My mom and I did our first science fair when I was 5 years old,” Moses said. “We made a tri-fold and used all the plastic animals I played with to demonstrate different food chains.”

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Sustainability March 17, 2020
Green Energy Ohio awards ceremony postponed until October

The University of Dayton will receive Green Energy Ohio's Green Achievement Award in Academia at an awards ceremony now scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Governmental restrictions on large gatherings caused the postponement of the event that honors individuals, businesses, universities, nonprofits, and government and community entities for promoting sustainable energy policies, technologies and practices and educating Ohioans on renewable resources and energy conservation and efficiency.

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Sustainability March 09, 2020
Dayton entry among top 6 percent, moves on in worldwide food system vision contest

A team led by a University of Dayton professor earned semifinalist honors in a food system vision contest run by a global design company. The group headed by Kevin Hallinan, a professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a sustainability scholar with UD’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, earned one of 79 semifinalist spots in IDEO’s Food System Vision Prize.

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Sustainability March 03, 2020
Champions on the court and off; UD honored by Dayton Power and Light

On the same evening the University of Dayton men’s basketball team clinched the outright Atlantic 10 regular season title with a win over Davidson, UD president Eric Spina raised the Dayton Power and Light Savings Champion trophy. The trophy, and a giant check presented at an event earlier Feb. 28, were in recognition of the university’s $1.2 million in energy rebates this past decade.

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Sustainability March 02, 2020
UD students help Mission of Mary become Dayton's first net-zero energy organization

University of Dayton engineering and other students have helped Mission of Mary Cooperative, a Dayton-based urban farming operation, become the city's first net-zero energy organization through the New Buildings Institute, a third-party non-profit organization pushing for better energy performance in buildings. The Cooperative produced 52,000 pounds of food last year on its 2-acre campus in the Twin Towers neighborhood, all while operating on 100 percent renewable energy. Lincoln Hill Gardens was a project including partners such as UD's Hanley Sustainability Institute, East End Community Services and Mission of Mary Cooperative.

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