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University of Dayton Achieves AASHE STARS Gold Rating

The University of Dayton earned its first gold rating for its sustainability achievements in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

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Ben McCall Named First Hanley Sustainability Institute Executive Director

Ben McCall, lead architect of a new model for campus sustainability who helped the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign become one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation, will become the first executive director of the University of Dayton's Hanley Sustainability Institute. His appointment starts Aug. 16.

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Sustainability 03.02.18
A Tale of Two Compost Bins

How Facilities Management, Dining Services, and the Hanley Sustainability Institute work together to turn food waste into soil.

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Sustainability 12.22.17
Looking Back

My position as sustainability education student leader has changed the course of my career path, instilled a passion in me for environmental education, and reminds me daily what I feel called to do.

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Sustainability 11.21.17
Time to Get to Work

Do you consider yourself a tree hugger, environmentalist, or nature-lover? Or are you a scientist, educator, or energy engineer? Or do you believe in a responsibility to care for our common home, or even just appreciate clean air and water? If you answered yes to any of the above, chances are it?s been a frustrating, depressing, or confusing past few months.

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News : President Eric F. Spina Signs Catholic Climate Covenant Letter

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina is among more than 150 leaders of Catholic universities, organizations and religious orders who have signed a letter urging U.S. President Donald Trump and Congress to reassert U.S. leadership in the global effort to address climate change.

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News : Sustainability Graduate Certificate

The University of Dayton will launch a 12-hour graduate certificate in sustainability studies in January for professionals with a bachelor's degree or equivalent who are seeking additional sustainability training and education for their careers.

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News : University Joins United Nations Global Compact and the Global Catholic Climate Movement

As part of the University of Dayton's continued commitment to sustainability and human rights, it has joined the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

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News : Sustainability Week

The University of Dayton will continue working toward a more sustainable world with a week of free, public activities Oct. 22-28 to tout green living.

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News : The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si': Everything is Connected

Thirteen international theologians, ethicists, scientists and economists explain the spiritual, moral and practical themes of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment in a new book edited by University of Dayton theologian Vincent Miller.

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Speaker Series Starts With The Minimalists

The University of Dayton 2017-18 Speaker Series kicks off this fall with a Dayton-raised duo who star in the popular indie documentary, Minimalism, and an NPR chief international editor.

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News : Kennedy Union Rooftop Garden

Inspired by environmental biology and sustainability, energy and the environment students, and led by the Hanley Sustainability Institute and facilities management, the University of Dayton Kennedy Union rooftop garden will provide a campus hub for sustainability education, improved aesthetics and a cooler roof that can lower the building's energy costs, and send cleaner water into storm sewers.

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News : Lincoln Hill Garden Update

A project involving the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute is turning heads and stopping traffic.

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Sustainability 06.06.17
We're Still In

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina has joined a coalition of governors, states, cities, corporations and other university presidents in pledging that the University will continue to support action to meet the Paris Agreement.

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News : STEM Catalyst Grants

The University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Hanley Sustainability Institute, will provide up to $500,000 to support faculty and staff research in science, technology, engineering and math the next two summers.

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Media Coverage
Extreme Precipitation Events and the Miami Valley
Commentary by Bob Brecha on 91.3 WYSO, Yellow Springs OH.
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Climate Change and Hurricanes
Commentary by Bob Brecha on 91.3 WYSO, Yellow Springs OH.
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Population and Sustainable Development
Commentary by Bob Brecha on 91.3 WYSO, Yellow Springs OH.
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The Life Cycle of Renewables
Commentary by Bob Brecha on 91.3 WYSO, Yellow Springs OH.
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