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Going green?

Letter to the Editor | Monday, November 17, 2008

I’m writing this letter as I sit next to my heater with the window wide open. You may be asking yourself why I’m doing this, but it’s actually quite simple: it’s because most of the heaters in Dillon (and I’m assuming in most of the other older dorms) don’t operate correctly. In my room, we have no control over the heater. Depending on whether the main valve is turned on, the heater is either turned to full blast or is not turned on at all. And because we have no control, we are forced to open the window to counteract all of the heat. Just yesterday, I was given three new fluorescent light bulbs to conserve energy – which I think is a great idea. However, shouldn’t we be tackling the bigger issues such as the heaters? I don’t know how much it would cost, but if the Notre Dame community wishes to conserve our energy, then we should be less focused on fluorescent bulbs and more focused on all the energy that is being wasted DAILY.

Ryan Renacci



Nov. 17