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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

Daily Iowan: At Home in the Fields of Sustainability

For Anthony Lucio, there are many reasons to bike. Despite the weather, he can be seen riding around...

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RecycleMania 2017 Update

March 1 marks the halfway point of RecycleMania, and there are no signs of slowing down! Thanks to y...

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Daily Iowan: UISG Seeks to Ditch Plastic

During the first week of the semester, the checkout counter of the Iowa Hawk Shop distributes tons o...

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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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The Daily Iowan: UISG Boosts Sustainable Printing

The University of Iowa Student Government passed a resolution on Tuesday that proposed to work with ...

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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: To Bee or Not to Bee

A decline in the population of bees and other pollinators is a pressing issue today, but things may ...

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Upcoming Events

Sustainability at Organic Valley

Sustainability at Organic Valley


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Pappajohn Business Building

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Cooking Information Session and Demonstration

Cooking Information Session and Demonstration


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Blank Honors Center

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Compost Ninja Presentation


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chemistry Building

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The Importance of Independent Media in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Importance of Independent Media in the Fight Against Climate Change


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

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Spring Bike Check Up

Spring Bike Check Up


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Iowa Pentacrest

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Treasure Trade

Treasure Trade


11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

T. Anne Cleary Walkway

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Climate Narrative Blog

Broadcast TV News Guts Climate Change Coverage, Study Finds

A new study on Media Matters reminds us of the dismal ratings–and coverage–of climate change issues ...

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Upcoming Urban Forestry Renewal Interview

My first interview will be with Michael Dugan, the Forestry Coordinator of Openlands. The organizati...

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Vegetated Floating Islands (VFIs)

In the US many agriculturally dependent areas have ponds and lakes swarming with nutrition problems....

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Upcoming Interviews – Charles Truong

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I will be using hip hop dance as a catalyst for discussing...

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Upcoming Interview

Jeffrey Recker, an average college student at the university of iowa, will be my first interview for...

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Upcoming Interview

Adel E Haj – Hydrologist for the USGS Adel, or as he likes to be called Eddie, is currently my hydro...

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Study on Trash, Methane, Climate Change

Last year, Time Magazine featured a story on a new study out of Yale, published in the Nature Climat...

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How San Francisco Does Zero Waste

From the San Francisco Environmental Department: What is Zero Waste? Zero waste means products are d...

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News & Events Climate Narrative Blog

Sustainability at Iowa

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