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Earth Month

Earth Month

Celebrate the culture of sustainability in April with several events and activities

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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 it’s 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

Celebrate Earth Month 2015

To celebrate Earth Month 2015, the University of Iowa will present a series of familiar and brand-ne...

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Earth Month 2015 Bike Challenge

It’s Earth Month and April is great time to commute to work and get to class on a bike! Do you have ...

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UI Students Host Sustainability-Focused Radio Show

Two University of Iowa students took their sustainability banter to the airwaves earlier this month ...

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RecycleMania Update: Final Week to Recycle Like a Hawk

You did it! This week (March 22-28) is the finale of RecycleMania and your chance to provide feedbac...

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West Campus Energy Plant Planning Approved

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved planning of a new $75 million power plant to serve the needs ...

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UI cools summer energy bills by consolidating classroom use

When you think of a hot and humid Iowa summer, you probably don’t expect to save money on your energ...

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UI Investigates Solar After Court Ruling

From the Gazette: An Iowa Supreme Court ruling last July changed the playing field for the use of so...

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MBA students to consult on UI biomass project

A team of University of Iowa business students are partnering with the UI biomass fuel project to de...

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Upcoming Events

Grow Here: Ramping Up The Local Food Economy

Grow Here: Ramping Up The Local Food Economy


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library

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Earth Month Bike Challenge Kick-off

Earth Month Bike Challenge Kick-off


4:00 PM

Old Capitol

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Movies@MNH: Dirt! The Movie

Movies@MNH: Dirt! The Movie


3:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Earth Month Reusable Bag Campaign

Earth Month Reusable Bag Campaign


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Iowa City

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Mark Bittman Lecture

Mark Bittman Lecture


7:30 PM

The Englert

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Iowa Climate Festival

Iowa Climate Festival


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Take Back the Tap Taste Testing

Take Back the Tap Taste Testing


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kautz Plaza

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Climate Narrative Blog

Student Gardens = Less Stressed, More Attentive Kids?

A study last year by researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder examined the role of nature a...

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ISU Thesis: Broader Impact of Student Gardens on Kids

A graduate thesis by Iowa State U student Elizabeth Childs in 2011 explored how student gardens impa...

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From Iowa City Ped Mall the White House Garden

How cool to read this P-C story from December on Scott Koepke’s visit to the White House garden in W...

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Can Dance Engage Climate Action?

Check out this HuffPo feature on a new dance and narrative collaboration at the American Museum of N...

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From UI Student Garden to North Liberty Community Pantry Garden

As we discussed in the last workshop, it’s nice to note the work of former UI student gardeners in t...

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Counting Down the Tides: Moth Storytelling on Climate Change

Listen to this story on The Moth, a storytelling venue in New York City, dealing with climate change...

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CNP Informal Interview: Kelly Lucas of Longfellow Elementary (Iowa City)

 Just before spring break I conducted my third informal interview for my Climate Narrative Project w...

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U Michigan Grads Turn to Urban Farming Career

Check out this interesting story on the Big Ten Network about some University of Michigan grads who ...

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