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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

Des Moines Register: University of Iowa announces it will be coal-free by 2025

The president of the University of Iowa announced Monday that the Iowa City-based campus will be coa...

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Iowa Now: UI announces it will be coal free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal....

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Daily Iowan: Thinking Globally About Air Pollution

UI Professor Gregory Carmichael discusses the effects of air pollution in the 34th presidential lect...

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Daily Iowan: Recyclemania Surges Through UI

Recyclemania, an annual, campus-wide event that started on Feb. 5, has a simple goal: reduce waste t...

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Cycling Through Snow

 Some say he's crazy. Others just think it.Anthony Lucio, a University of Iowa Ph.D candidate and av...

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Daily Iowan: Sustainability Summit Held Feb. 3

Business leaders and M.B.A. students gathered for the annual Sustainability Summit 2017 to discuss h...

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Climate Narrative Fellows to Focus on Regenerative Cities

Bringing together science, humanities, marketing and the arts, the University of Iowa’s Climate Narr...

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Beth MacKenzie: Waste Reducer

Beth MacKenzie joined the University of Iowa in September as the recycling coordinator in the Office...

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Upcoming Events

Environmental Careers Retreat

Environmental Careers Retreat


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

University Services Building

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Death by Design

Death by Design


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

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Food Waste Audit

Food Waste Audit


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hillcrest Hall

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Sustainability at Organic Valley

Sustainability at Organic Valley


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Pappajohn Business Building

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Climate Narrative Blog

Cities Move to Ban Cars from Center

Following up our workshop on walkability, check out these European cities that are moving toward ban...

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Red Lake Band to Go Fully Solar Within Five Years

Photo: Michael Meuers Artist rendition of rooftop solar panels to be installed on Red Lake Nation’s ...

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Mothers, Babies on Navajo Nation Exposed to High Levels of Uranium

A child watches as 18 inches of contaminated soil is removed from the community in which he lives. T...

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Daily Iowan: “UI Ready to Shun Coal”

Earlier this week, the Daily Iowan published an article detailing University of Iowa’s President Bru...

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Walkability: Jeff Speck on 4 Ways for the City

Urbanist and author Jeff Speck on how to get people out of their cars, and a-walking the city In the...

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“What Japan Can Teach America About Sustainable Transportation”

Check out this article about how Japan took a Western-inspired transportation system fed by coal and...

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How a German Startup Is Making the ‘Magic of Light’ Affordable in Developing Countries

An interesting post from Sustainable Brands looks at how a German Startup called Mobisol, is helping...

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Kinetic Energy: Tiles That Generate Energy When People Walk Over Them

From generating light for soccer fields in Brazil and Nigeria, Heathrow Airport or offices and shopp...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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