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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

Volunteers Needed to Staff Recycling/Compost Stations at Dance Marathon Feb. 3-4

Dance Marathon is seeking volunteers to staffing the compost and recycling stations at five meals du...

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UI's Biomass Power Monitoring System Noted

Biomass Magazine's featured several biomass power producers who use condition monitoring systems, in...

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Winter Warriors Biked 9,000 Miles in December

This December, 160 cyclists in the Iowa City/Coralville community  biking over 9,000 miles participa...

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UI Students Create 30,000 Hands Volunteer Web Platform

A group of University of Iowa students behind the development of 30,000 Hands, a web platform connec...

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UI Doubles Number of Bike Repair Stations

The University of Iowa now boasts seven bicycle repair stations on our campus, four of which are bra...

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Sustainablity Charter Created for Fraternity and Sorority Life

UI Student Government and Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) are collaborating on putting together a...

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Daily Iowan: UI, City Want a Bike-Friendly Campus and Community

The University of Iowa and Iowa City government are encouraging local residents to reduce their carb...

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Gazette: Art meets science, social justice in Climate Narrative Project

When Nazira Coury was looking for a creative way to express the effects of climate change, she didn’...

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Upcoming Events

Volunteer Fair and Blood Drive

Volunteer Fair and Blood Drive


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

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Miscanthus Growers Meeting

Miscanthus Growers Meeting


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Linn County Extension Office

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Clean Water in Iowa

Clean Water in Iowa


7:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library

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Importance of Oceans in the Age of Climate Change—Jeff Dorale

Importance of Oceans in the Age of Climate Change—Jeff Dorale


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Office of Sustainability

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Frontier Co-op - Tippie Impact Competition

Frontier Co-op - Tippie Impact Competition


10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers

VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Old Capitol Museum

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Climate Narrative Blog

Sundance Film Fest Features Climate Change

The New York Times had a nice feature on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, which will showcase fi...

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Gazette Features Climate Narrative Project

The Gazette featured the Climate Narrative Project’s final presentation last week, University of Iow...

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Climate Narrative Project

The Climate Narrative Project is a special media arts initiative in the Office of Sustainability at ...

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Mayors Climate Summit in Mexico

Mayors from around the world will be converging on Mexico City this week for the C40 Cities Climate ...

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Fast Fashion: Carbon Footprint of Shopping

What’s the carbon foot print of holiday shopping? The average American throws away 82 pounds of clot...

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Mexican Migration and Climate Change

Theme :  – Mexico is a country that is vulnerable to the many effects of climate change including th...

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One Poem, Two Translations and One and a Half Poets

Chen Ko Hua is a poet, essayist, and ophthalmologist with a degree from Taipei Medical University an...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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