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Bike Friendly University

Bike Friendly University

The UI holds a silver-level bike-friendly rating by the League of American Bicyclists.

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LEED Building at UI

LEED Building at UI

The UI has eight LEED-certified buildings, totaling 496,386 square feet of sustainable building space.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

The UI plans to produce 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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Explore Our Initiatives

Sustainability is a central priority of all aspects of our university enterprise – our operations, our academic mission, and our responsibilities to the greater society.

Sustainability at Iowa

News

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Honors Laurian

Lucie Laurian, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), received the ...

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Craig Just Wins Teaching Sustainability Award

The Institute of Industrial Engineers Sustainable Development Division has awarded Craig Just the 20...

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UI Named Tree Campus USA for 2016

The University of Iowa Tree Crew was recently honored with the 2016 Tree Campus USA Award at the 27t...

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Volunteers Needed for Donate Don't Dump May 10-13

Volunteers are needed for the University of Iowa’s annual Donate Don’t Dump event that allows studen...

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Sustainable Citizen: Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz

Vanessa Fixmer-Oriaz found her passion for environmentalism when a Justin Timberlake meme caught her...

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Hawkeye Service Teams Work on Urban Farms Over Spring Break

University of Iowa students on two Hawkeye Service Teams spent their spring break working on sustain...

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Operating Coal-Free By 2025

University of Iowa (UI) President, Bruce Harreld, announced in February 2017 that the university cam...

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Daily Iowan: UI jumps into Recyclemania

In the past two months, 29 garbage trucks’ worth of waste have been diverted from the landfill on th...

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Upcoming Events

UI Gardeners Open House

UI Gardeners Open House


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UI Student Garden

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Treasure Trade

Treasure Trade


11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

T. Anne Cleary Walkway

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Hickory Dickory Rock: UI Environmental Coalition Benefit Concert

Hickory Dickory Rock: UI Environmental Coalition Benefit Concert


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Public Space One

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Climate Narrative Project Presentations

Climate Narrative Project Presentations


7:30 PM

Becker Communication Studies Building

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Climate Narrative Blog

UCLA Launches Climate Lab

“Climate Lab,” a new six-episode video series produced by the University of California and the news ...

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New Book on Regenerative Ag: Growing a Revolution

Author David Montgomery has a new book forthcoming, Growing a Revolution, which looks at the role of...

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Guardian Expands Climate and Environmental Reporting

The Guardian recently announced it had added more reporters to its environmental news desk, citing c...

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Gardens as Regenerative Citizenship

A writer with the local food movement in Milwaukee has an interesting piece on the Strong Towns blog...

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Agri-Tecture

Revitalization News has a new feature on a planned “agri-tecture” proposal in Toronto, incorporating...

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An Interview with Mary Swander

As a part of our on-going discourse on the arts and climate change, I was provided the opportunity t...

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Akash Bhaldero Interview

My interview with Akash took place back towards the tail end of March. Akash is a senator with the U...

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Key to Pulitzer Prize Stories: Emotion

Writing in the Conversation journal, journalism professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen did an interesting an...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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