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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

Move in Green at UI

We’re always thinking of ways to stay green and help make the University of Iowa a more sustainable ...

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Biomass Magazine: Innovation Breeds Innovation

The University of Iowa was issued the state’s first Plant-wide Applicability Limit, granting its bio...

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UI scientists using sunlight and water to make clean energy

University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean ene...

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Helping Cities Prepare For Growth

As cities grow and populations move, policy makers want to see the signs as soon as possible in orde...

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Student Group Tests Iowa City Bike Boulevard

As a part of the Join the Movement campaign, a group of graduate students from the University of Iow...

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Earth Month Bike Challenge Winners Named

Thanks to everyone who participated in the University of Iowa Earth Month Bike Challenge in April! T...

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League of American Bicyclists' Nesper Visits Iowa City

The UI Bicycle Advisory Committee welcomed Bill Nesper, the director of the Bicycle Friendly program...

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Climate Narrative Project: New Stories on Just Living in an Age of Climate Change

What is just living in an age of climate change?After a semester of investigative field research, in...

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Upcoming Events

Bio-renewables and Prairie Strips Field Day

Bio-renewables and Prairie Strips Field Day


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Eastern Iowa Airport

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WorldCanvass: Fracking and the Iowa Divide

WorldCanvass: Fracking and the Iowa Divide


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Voxman Music Building

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The Migratory Bird Treaty: A 100-Year Celebration

The Migratory Bird Treaty: A 100-Year Celebration


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Climate Narrative Blog

Wage War on Climate, or Wage Peace for Regenerating Ecosystems?

Two interesting essays over the past week raise questions on how we frame climate action. Should we ...

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California Climate Action Plan and Enviro Justice

California passed a “landmark” climate action bill this week, calling for a 40% reduction of 1990 CO...

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SOW

I had a great experience creating my short film, SOW. This is a short fictional film that works as a...

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The Story of Little Bluestem

My final CNP project encompassed writing a children’s book titled “The Story of Little Bluestem.” In...

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The Unseen Cost

  I look forward to presenting my skit, which addresses the “unseen cost” of consuming meat. It take...

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The Secret Ingredient Cookbook and Cooking Show!

I am excited to share with everyone my cooking  show and final cookbook! I received recipes from aro...

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Women Witness to Climate Change

I’m excited to present my series of poems chronicling how women are affected by climate change and t...

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News & Events Climate Narrative Blog

Sustainability at Iowa

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Iowa City, IA 52242


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