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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

Green Tees Project Makes Bags From T-Shirts

With climate change being a hot-button issue recently, some University of Iowa students are stepping...

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Daily Iowan: Winter Can't Stop Cycling Around Iowa City

Winter biking can be tricky, but with these tips from experienced cyclists, people can keep sailing ...

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Duggan Offers Tips to Breeze Though Winter Biking

December brings cold and wind to Iowa, and while some may hide indoors, true winter warriors are bik...

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UISG Passes Campus Sustainability Measures

From the Daily Iowan:The University of Iowa Student Government discussed three sustainability-relate...

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Op-ed: Cities and States Lead on Climate Change

In this New York Times op-ed, Jeff Biggers, writer-in-residence for the UI's Climate Narrative Proje...

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Iowa Flood Center Completes Statewide Floodplain Mapping Project

Easy-to-access, science-based information is one of the best tools we have to protect ourselves from...

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Daily Iowan: Floodplain mapping almost ready

Since the 2008 flood in Iowa City, the Iowa Flood Center has worked to update the floodplain map.Pro...

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Residence Halls Compete in Energy Bowl

For two weeks in October, students in UI residence halls competed the third annual Energy Bowl, desi...

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Upcoming Events

Finals Open Study

Finals Open Study


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

University Capitol Centre

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Climate Narrative Blog

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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COP22: Cities and Climate Action

As global representatives meet in Morocco for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22), ...

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The Importance of Direct Action

When it finally hit me that Donald Trump was going to be our next president, a cascade of emotion ca...

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