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Sustainability February 28, 2020
HSI graduate student Baldasare engineering his future with an eye on sustainability

Starting at a young age, Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant Chris Baldasare took apart mechanical pencils, Lego sets, and later old computers and electronics. He also learned about nature while becoming an Eagle Scout. “As a kid I would find myself breaking things apart, just to put them back together. I had a passion for building and hands-on work,” he said. “The scouts have a saying which is ‘leave no trace’ meaning that when you are camping to leave the area as you found it. Being in scouts growing up definitely also played a role in my interest in sustainability.”

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Sustainability February 25, 2020
DP&L to recognize University of Dayton as a energy savings champion

The University of Dayton received another $700,000 in DP&L rebates for energy savings on campus, bringing the total to $1.2 million. And to celebrate, DP&L will be presenting President Eric F. Spina with a rebate check and recognizing the University for its continuing sustainability efforts that have resulted in the energy savings at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.

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Sustainability February 21, 2020
Green Energy Ohio gives Green Achievement Award in Academia to UD

The University of Dayton will receive Green Energy Ohio's Green Achievement Award in Academia at an awards ceremony Friday, April 17, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Green Energy Ohio 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 February 20, 2020
Baker Colloquium to explore 'Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society'

Whether science is unavoidably value-laden is just one question to be explored in the University of Dayton philosophy department’s Baker Colloquium on March 26-28. “Is science ineliminably value-laden, or are there particular judgments in science that can be made without implicating social values?” asks Viorel Pâslaru and Zachary Piso, philosophy professors and the event hosts. “When science is value-laden, should fields reflect all divergent values or only the values of some? Through what processes and practices can we determine which and whose values ought to inform science, and at what stage in scientific practice? How should we manage conflicts between different values? And how could or should the institutions supporting science be organized to adequately represent diverse values?”

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Sustainability February 14, 2020
Professor: 'Engage' with 'skeptics,' don't argue with climate deniers

Language and approach are key to talking to those who don’t believe the science about climate change, a visiting professor told a University of Dayton audience on Thursday night. Emma Bloomfield discussed her book, “Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics,” for a group in Sears Recital Hall inside the Jesse Phillips Humanities Center. She was hosted by the Dept. of Communication, the Hanley Sustainability Institute and other campus entities.

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Sustainability February 07, 2020
Bloomfield’s public talk to discuss how to engage climate change skeptics

A professor from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas who specializes in the intersection of science and religious rhetoric will present a talk entitled, "Communication, Religion, and Climate Change," from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the University of Dayton’s O'Leary Auditorium. Emma Bloomfield’s presentation, largely based on her book, is open to the public. During her two-day visit to UD, Bloomfield also will meet with select faculty and classes.

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Sustainability January 21, 2020
Brecha: Marie Curie fellowship with Climate Analytics a hands-on experience around the world
The year 2015 was remarkable for the series of agreements and pronouncements related to sustainability. First came Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ released with great expectation and fanfare in June. Reaching out to an audience far beyond the Catholic Church, the Pope set a tone for thinking about sustainability in a holistic way and as a moral imperative. At then end of 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed to by United Nations members. Finally, the U.N. Paris Agreement was approved by nearly all members, with the goal of limiting and avoiding damages due to climate change.
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Sustainability January 17, 2020
2020 MVRPC Miami Valley Climate Change Seminar is Feb. 24
The 2020 Miami Valley Climate Change Seminar will include speakers from The Climate Reality Project, the Miami Conservancy District and Ohio State University. Registration is free. The Feb. 24 event, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Dayton Realtors building at 1515 S. Main St, is presented by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
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Sustainability January 13, 2020
HSI grad assistants kick off office ecology project to help campus offices' sustainability
Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate students Tess Isemann and Lauren Wolford are working with the Center for Leadership on a pilot project to increase awareness of everyday habits in University of Dayton work spaces that they hope will lead to sustainability improvements.
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Sustainability January 03, 2020
Jan. 31 Gilvary Symposium to explore the Green New Deal in the Rust Belt

University of Dayton students, staff and faculty and surrounding community members are invited to attend a Jan. 31 symposium on the Green New Deal. The 2020 Gilvary Symposium sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University of Dayton School of Law and the UD Human Rights Center is entitled, “Building a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt: Legal, Policy and Democratic Challenges."

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