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More SU fans needed to beat Notre Dame in energy reduction competition
More SU fans needed to beat Notre Dame in energy reduction competitionNovember 19, 2008Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
As part of NBC Universal’s Green Week, Syracuse University and the University of Notre Dame are battling each other in the Green Your Routine Challenge to see which university can achieve the greatest carbon footprint reduction. The winning university will receive $10,000 toward making its campus more eco-friendly.
As of Nov. 19, Notre Dame (http://www.carbonrally.com/teams/557) is leading SU (http://www.carbonrally.com/teams/558) in the Carbon Rally challenge. More SU fans are needed to participate and make small, positive actions that will contribute to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. On Nov. 22, the Fighting Irish and Orange will meet each other on the turf, but the Carbon Rally challenge will continue until Nov. 30.
To participate in the Carbon Rally, visit the Be Orange Think Green team website at http://www.carbonrally.com/teams/558. Carbon Rally is one of a growing number of websites where consumers can track their carbon footprints-the amount of carbon dioxide emissions they produce. Carbon dioxide emissions, when released into the atmosphere, are a major contributor to global warming.
SU students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans are eligible to participate in the Green Your Routine challenge. To find out more about NBC Universal’s Green Week (Nov. 16-23), during which more than 200 hours of environmentally themed programming is being aired, visit http://greenisuniversal.com.
For more information on SU’s sustainable initiatives, visit the Sustainability Division website at http://greenuniversecity.syr.edu.