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Sustainability January 25, 2021
‘Dayton Sprouts’ food literacy program wins $50,000 grant; co-authors from UD wrote application for city

A city of Dayton program to educate children about the importance of living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle recently won a $50,000 grant from the United States Conference of Mayors. The grant for Dayton Sprouts, part of the Childhood Obesity Prevention/Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards, was written for the city by University of Dayton graduates Meg Maloney and Sarah Richard. It was one of nine grants awarded nationally by the mayors’ conference and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA). “Each week, we will have a different theme and activities that will go with that theme,” Maloney said. “At the beginning of camp, each child will receive a passport which is an activity booklet that will help guide them through the program throughout the summer."

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Sustainability January 19, 2021
DRG Zoom event Jan. 21 will discuss Green New Deal, why Dayton Arcade is the ‘most transformative’ project in the U.S.

Dayton Regional Green invites interested parties to attend a Zoom Hot Topics and Coffee event from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The topics are “So. What is the Green New Deal?” and “Why Is the Dayton Arcade ‘The Most Transformative Project in America?’” Registration is free.

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Sustainability January 11, 2021
UD’s facilities management staff helps University achieve $1 million per year in energy savings across campus

Thanks to aggressive retrocommissioning of buildings across campus and other energy initiatives, the University of Dayton’s Facilities Management team is saving about $1 million annually. Matthew Worsham, UD’s energy efficiency and renewable energy manager, credits hard work from facilities management staff, students and UD’s partners in the energy industry.

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Sustainability January 11, 2021
Internet of Things class, Hanley Sustainability Institute student leaders benefit from symbiotic relationship
The Internet of Things is the University of Dayton's own window into the era of big data and an evolving network of systems and processes. Hanley Sustainability Institute student leaders have provided lecturer Andrew Rettig's class with problems and students have provided solutions that are implemented.
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Sustainability December 18, 2020
HSI launches global search for graduate fellowship students to do research with faculty

The Hanley Sustainability Institute at the University of Dayton is expanding its reach in an effort to bring high-achieving graduate students to UD to work in sustainability-related research. HSI has launched a graduate fellowship program for the 2021-2022 academic year to attract high-quality students with sustainability interests to UD through an internationally-advertised fellowship competition.

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Sustainability December 07, 2020
Former HSI student leader Sandstrom joins growing climate journaling and healing initiative

University of Dayton graduate Emily Sandstrom has joined The Climate Journal Project, an initiative to "help alleviate environmental anxiety and fears" through which participants are invited to empower themselves and others to transition away from planetary grief and climate change paralysis.

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Sustainability December 03, 2020
Paper on carbon neutrality pathway for UD wins global campus sustainability research award

A University of Dayton research paper on the cost of carbon neutrality at the University earned an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2020 Sustainability Research Award. Graduate assistant Ryan Shea was the lead author of the paper - “A life-cycle cost analysis of transitioning to a fully-electrified, renewably powered, and carbon-neutral campus at the University of Dayton,” - with co-authors Hanley Sustainability Institute Executive Director Ben McCall, UD energy efficiency and renewable energy manager Matthew Worsham, engineering professor Andrew Chiasson and former UD engineering professor Kelly Kissock.

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Sustainability November 20, 2020
UD again a top-10 performer in two Sustainable Campus Index categories
For a third consecutive year, the University of Dayton has been named a top-10 performer in AASHE's global Sustainable Campus Index in two categories - purchasing and research - and retains its gold STARS status.
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Sustainability November 18, 2020
Free, one-credit building energy education minicourse available for UD students

A free, one-credit-hour minicourse on energy use in buildings is available for University of Dayton students in the spring 2021 semester. The Building Energy Education Program (BEEP) 8-week course will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Mondays Feb. 8 through March 29. Students wanting to register can search for UDI 261 on Banner, according to organizers.

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Sustainability November 17, 2020
Teacher’s connection, advice led Hungerford from New York to UD’s sustainability program

Freshman Grace Hungerford said when she tells people she studies sustainability, they look at her like she’s a “genius” but the major is for anyone willing to learn. “Since the start of my college experience in August," she said. "I learned that UD’s sustainability program is about creativity and hard work rather than how booksmart you are and that is what I love about the program."

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