Past Events

Earth Day Service Blitz

Make a positive impact on our campus ecosystem by participating in the annual Earth Day Service Blitz. Projects will include an invasive species round up,...

Mass for the Care of Creation

Presided by Fr. Terry Erhman, C.S.C, all are welcome to join for this beautiful outdoor service where we will pray together for our Common Home,...

Earth Day Sustainability Fest

RAIN LOCATION: LaFortune Ballroom Join GreeND in celebrating Earth Day and learn how to get involved in sustainability on campus with tables from many campus...

Evening with the Eagles

Since 2015, a pair of bald eagles has nested and raised their eaglets in a nest near the ND-LEEF Pavilion in St. Patrick’s Park. This...

Film Screening: Once You Know

ONCE YOU KNOW is the intimate journey of director Emmanuel Cappellin across the abyss of a world at the edge of climate-induced collapse. His voyage into...

Notre Dame Global Day of Action

To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Notre Dame community around the globe will be responding to Laudato Si's call to care for our common...

Global Day of Action

Join us on Wednesday, April 20 when members of our Notre Dame community around the world will be responding to Laudato Si's call to care...

Climate Action Accelerator

All  Notre Dame community members are invited to join the City of South Bend for a special, interactive climate action planning exercise. Participants will share...

Yinka Shonibare and Notre Dame Forum 2021-2022

Yinka Shonibare's Earth Kid (Boy) will be presented in the Scholz Family Gallery at the Snite Museum of Art during the 2021/2022 academic year. Since the early...

Beef Free ND

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef-free during...

Beef Free ND

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef-free during...

Beef Free ND

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef-free during...

Water Week Dinner

Enjoy a special Water Week inspired dinner menu focused on low water impact foods. The meal includes jumbo shrimp, caldo siete mares, cauliflower steaks with...

Movie: Erin Brockovich

Experience the Academy Award-winning film, Erin Brockovich (2000), starring Julia Roberts. A dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, who rallied against an energy...

Operation du Lac: Bless & Serve

Blessing of the Lakes with Rev. Terrence Ehrman C.S.C., followed by installation of pollution prevention badges on stormwater inlets around campus and a lake cleanup. Register here

Tour: The Art of Water

Special tour focused on water and climate in art. Meet inside the front entrance. In honor of World Water Day, the Notre Dame community is invited to...

Talk: Groundwater Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions

Virtual Seminar by Debra Perrone, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara. Register here. In honor of World Water Day, the Notre Dame community is invited to a week-long celebration focused...

Beef Free ND

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef-free during...

Hydro-go Seek: Scavenger Hunt

All-week scavenger hunt to discover the visible and invisible ways in which water contributes to campus life. The winning residence hall will select the location...

Yinka Shonibare and Notre Dame Forum 2021-2022

Yinka Shonibare's Earth Kid (Boy) will be presented in the Scholz Family Gallery at the Snite Museum of Art during the 2021/2022 academic year. Since the early...

Dignity and Development Forum

World leaders including Pope Francis have issued a call to action in response to a complex global crisis arising from the joint impacts of climate...

Bringing Ourselves to our Work: Work as Creative Practice

For the next in the Toward a Sustainable Future Series, in partnership with the Nanovic Institute. Ellie Cosgrave, Director of CIC and Research at Publica, will explore what...

Dignity and Development Forum

World leaders including Pope Francis have issued a call to action in response to a complex global crisis arising from the joint impacts of climate...

Eating Animals: The Ethics, Sustainability and Nutrition of Meat

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef free...

Beef Free ND

The Notre Dame Student Government Department of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining and Campus Ministry to encourage the student body to go beef-free during...

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis - London

This week, the London Global Gateway will be in conversation with Fay Stevens who is an archaeologist (UCL) and award-winning lecturer and researcher. Her work...

“A Climate for All of Us” by Katharine Hayhoe

The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) and the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) are honored to welcome Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist...

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis - Mumbai

Join the Mumbai Global Center and Krupali Uplekar Krusche who is the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Director of DHARMA (Digital...

Agricultural Labor Exits Increase Crop Fires

An assistant professor in the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego since 2016, Teevrat Garg received his Ph.D. in...

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis - Nairobi

This week, join NDI staff in Nairobi, Kenya and Notre Dame Geography and Environmental Policy Professor Ellis Adjei Adams to discuss his current research and...

Climate Change and the Virtues of Pessimism

Roy Scranton, Associate Professor of English, Director Environmental Humanities Initiative Roy Scranton is the author of five books, including Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections...

2021 PhotoFutures Acquisition Unveiling

The newest PhotoFutures acquisition is here! PhotoFutures students chose Gideon Mendel’s 2015 Francisca Chagas dos Santos, Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil to add to the permanent collection of...

Indigenous Responses to Climate Change: Perspectives from the Americas

This event is the first event organized collaboratively by The University of Notre Dame’s Latin-American Global Centers (Brazil, México and Chile) and The Americas Research Network International (ARENET) and is designed...

Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?

The London Global Gateway is running a series of lectures inspired by Pope Francis' vision set out in 'Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home', which calls all people to...

The Oedipus Project: Climate Crisis

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and in partnership with Theater of War Productions, The Oedipus Project  presents acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as...

Ireland Climate Inventory

Join us (on zoom) on Wednesday 27 October, 10-11.30am ET/  3-4.30pm Irish time when our undergraduate students—Terrance Cameron, Meg Hilbert, Brendan McFeely, and Meghan David—will...

How Changing Cooling can Help Stop Warming our Planet

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently adopted a new regulation that will phase down the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the United States...

EnergizeND! Economic Outlook

The Q4 EnergizeND! event will feature a presentation from Jesse Thompson about the 2022 Energy Economic Outlook. Jesse Thompson serves as senior business economist at...

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Hosted by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education brings together sustainability leaders from around...

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Hosted by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education brings together sustainability leaders from around...

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Hosted by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education brings together sustainability leaders from around...

Roadmap for a Green Energy Future

Today, amid widespread coverage of the threats posed by climate change, the world still relies on fossil fuels to meet much of its energy needs....

Seasonal Garden Party

Like all great endeavors, gardening is both a science and an art. Join Naturally Native Nurseries on an immersive service experience - learn about the...

Finding Common Ground for our Common Home

Dr. Philip Sakimoto, Director of the Minor in Sustainability, will lead an open discussion on ways to find common ground when talking about climate change...

St. Francis Fest

Join partners from across campus to learn more about sustainability at Notre Dame, pick up sustainable life skills, participate in nature-based crafts, and celebrate the...

Student Government Laudato Si' Reading Groups

Discuss environmental justice and the Catholic perspective on care for creation through Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si' with your fellow students and facilitators from campus...

Harvest Dinner

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, all members of the Notre Dame community with a meal plan are invited to join...

Restoring Bison to American Ecosystems & Diets

Campus Dining is switching the beef in Thursday’s dinner for bison. Native to the Americas, bison are much gentler on the ecosystem than many large-scale...

Global Day of Action

To celebrate the feast of St. Francis, members of the Notre Dame community around the globe will be responding to Laudato Si's call to care...

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Sean Callahan, the CEO of Catholic Relief Services, will share how the organization is responding to the call of Pope Francis to understand the connection...

Mass on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Join us for Mass on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., will preside. Fr. Bob serves as the Vice President...

Blessing of the Animals

Please join Father John Herman, C.S.C., at Cedar Grove Cemetery for a special Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm EST. ...

2021 ND Energy Week: Crossroads Solar Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details...

2021 ND Energy Week: Portage Midtown Project Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details...

Energy and Emissions: Notre Dame's Sustainability Goals

In September 2016, the University of Notre Dame announced an ambitious sustainability plan that resulted in a Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy

2021 ND Energy Week: Homestead Dairy Tour

This event is limited to Notre Dame students. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details will be provided...

Electric Vehicle Expo

ND Energy is pleased to announce the 15th annual Notre Dame Energy Week Plus, starting Friday, September 17, through the rest of the month. This year’s event offers various...

2021 ND Energy Week: St. Joseph Solar Farm Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details...

2021 ND Energy Week: Hydroelectric Plant Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required. Additional details...

2021 ND Energy Week: East Plant Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required....

2021 ND Energy Week: East Plant Tour

Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only. Transportation will be provided for off-campus tours. Space is limited, so registration is required....

Saturdays with the Saints: St. Francis and St. Augustine

Join us for the first of this Fall's 'Saturdays with the Saints' series which will focus on Saints Francis and Augustine, Saints of Laudato Si'....

Setting the Stage: International Security and Just Transition

Climate change, sustainability, and international security are inextricably linked. Environmental and climate-related disasters threaten food and water security, drive conflict, and destabilize international security. Global...

Fires and Floods: Europe 2021

A panel of scholars will discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in August 2021. This landmark report has captured international attention by painting...