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Sustainability December 02, 2019
UD's first sustainability minor, now in Norway, has advice for first majors

The first 10 University of Dayton Sustainability Program majors begin classes in Spring 2020, about nine years after Mike Voellmecke became UD’s first student with a Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) minor. The 2011 graduate with a major in civil and environmental engineering got the sustainability minor by checking his finished courses against the requirements.

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Sustainability November 25, 2019
Register for MVRPC roundtable on UD's carbon neutrality pledge

The Dec. 4 edition of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission sustainability roundtable features an overview of the University of Dayton’s carbon neutrality pledge. Ben McCall, executive director of UD’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, and Matthew Worsham from UD’s facilities management will discuss the planning and projects behind the pledge, such as the university’s carbon neutrality feasibility study, the school’s potential power purchase agreement, and a geothermal assessment and potential for carbon-free thermal energy. 

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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 19, 2019
UD's Sustainability Program now part of Hanley Sustainability Institute

The University of Dayton’s Sustainability Program is now part of the Hanley Sustainability Institute, further illustrating a deepening, campus-wide commitment to sustainability issues and education. The College of Arts and Sciences remains the umbrella organization over both entities, but the academic program now lives within the institute, an organization founded in 2014 after a $12.5 million gift from George ’77 and Amanda Hanley.

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Sustainability November 15, 2019
Dinner in the Desert Kitchen fundraiser for Gem City Market is Dec. 6

The fourth annual art auction, can drive and multi-media exhibition to benefit the Gem City Market is from 6 to 9 p.m Friday, Dec. 6 at the Index Project Space, 1001 E. Second St., Suite 1000 in Dayton. The University of Dayton student-organized event is titled: Dinner in the Desert Kitchen IV: No Space like Home. Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI), Gem City Market and Welcome Dayton are sponsoring the free, public event.

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Sustainability November 11, 2019
Brecha: A castle in the Austrian Alps is teaching sustainability lessons to tourists
What can a castle in the Austrian Alps contribute to a conversation about sustainability? I found out recently during a family gathering sponsored by my father-in-law. My wife’s family has known Ernst and Gerlinde Schrempf, the owners of the Schloss (Castle) Thannegg-Moosheim, for decades. I actually had been there many years ago.
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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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October 31, 2019
Free one-credit sustainability mini-course offered this spring for first-year students
A free, one-credit Exploring Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) mini-course for first-year students will be offered for the spring 2020 semester. UDI 262 is a field trip/event-based course exploring land, water, waste, air, energy and justice concerns.
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Sustainability October 30, 2019
GIS day Nov. 13 at Dayton Library will include presentations from UD, Sinclair

Geographic Information System mapping users, educators and enthusiasts will gather Nov. 13 for a day of learning and sharing about all things GIS. Local experts will be available to share their GIS work, present local case studies and discuss how participants can get more involved with this versatile technology. The free event is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Dayton Metro Main Library’s third-floor theater.

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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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