2020 Energy Week

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The 14th annual Notre Dame Energy Week was held August 23-28, 2020, featuring aspiring, futuristic conversations and events to help us contemplate our own radical paths forward. We cannot allow the challenges of 2020 to pull us down, but rather, we must strive to use our talents to make a difference. Participants were encouraged to consider their own path and purpose and take steps to personally move the world in a better direction.This year's event was more important than ever, as the time is now for all of us to be heard and to take action, for it is through your voices and persistence that we will be able to ensure a healthy, prosperous, and resilient future for generations to come.

Major Energy Week activities included:

  • Digital messaging contest for dorms and off-campus residences to create a visual advertisement of what environmental justice means to them. 
  • An exclusive virtual screening of the new documentary 2040 for Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff to learn how major improvements to our planet can be made in the next twenty years by employing the best solutions already available to us. 
  • Live presentations open to the general public and post-discussions with speakers for students. 

Students who attended Energy Week events were eligible to win Domer Dollars and the more events they attended, their chance of winning increased. We are pleased to announce the winners: Theo Coughlin, Margaret Elliott, William Foltz, Miguel Girod, Sydney Harris, James Hegarty, Joseph Heston, Nathaniel Hiott, Kelly Moran, Quinnlan Murray, Adolfo Serbia Ortiz, Adrianus Tjandra. 

Registration was required for all events. Registrants received schedule updates and reminders with a Zoom link to join. 

For more information or to get involved, contact Anne Berges Pillai, Education and Outreach Associate Program Director, at 574-631-9106 or apillai@nd.edu.

Quotes listed here and throughout the Energy Week webpages were taken from addresses made by Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, to oil and gas executives during meetings at the Vatican in June 2018 and June 2019, organized by the University of Notre Dame. For more information, view the 2018 and 2019 transcripts. 

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2020 Energy Week Schedule Classroom Slide (JPG)