Notre Dame to host fourth annual Energy Week

by William G. Gilroy

Energy Week

The University of Notre Dame will observe its fourth annual Energy Week today through Thursday (Sept. 24-30) with the theme “Green is Gold.”

Organized by members of the Student Advisory Board of the Notre Dame Energy Center, each day of Energy Week will feature energy education and awareness activities, lectures on renewable energy sources, tours of both the Notre Dame power plant and Geddes Hall (the first building on campus to receive LEED Gold Certification) and screenings of documentaries and energy-focused movies, such as “The 11th Hour.” See all the activities.

Students also can participate in a career luncheon featuring representatives from GE, view the latest projects and newest technologies in sustainable energy from energy companies and organizations at a display on the South Quad, and attend a closing Mass in Holy Cross Chapel in Stinson-Remick Hall.

Energy Week is designed to promote awareness and education in the Notre Dame community about energy challenges. Participation in these events will allow students, faculty and staff to gain a better understanding of our nation’s energy crisis and will provide the basic tools and knowledge to help affect change and bring about a more sustainable energy future.

Energy Week is sponsored by the Notre Dame Energy Center Student Advisory Board and GreeND.