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RecycleMania

RecycleMania

This February through March, the UI will compete in a nation-wide campus recycling effort.

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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

Volunteer at Dance Marathon

Help Dance Marathon 21 go green! Volunteers are needed to help staff compost and recycle stations Fe...

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Iowa Girl Eats visits UI Campus

Award-winning blogger Kristin Porter, the creator of Iowa Girl Eats, visited the University of Iowa ...

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Winter Warriors

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 20, 117 bicyclists participated in the University of Iowa's Winter Warrior Chall...

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STARS Gold Rating

An association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future has given the Uni...

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Press Citizen: Weather won't stop UI bicyclists

The Winter Warrior Challenge was created to demonstrate bicycling is not only possible, it can be fu...

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Press Citizen: Iowa City food waste reduction project recognized by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency recognized a local food waste reduction collaboration between th...

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Little Village: On two wheels-tips for biking through the winter

Check out these tips from Little Village Magazine on how to bike safely through the winter.

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Power Down Over Break

Take Five Minutes to Power Down Over Winter Break We all play a role in reducing energy waste and co...

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Upcoming Events

Mark Bittman Guest Seminar: “Creating Sustainable Food Solutions”

Mark Bittman Guest Seminar: “Creating Sustainable Food Solutions”


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

College of Public Health Building

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Mark Bittman Lecture

Mark Bittman Lecture


7:30 PM

The Englert

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Presidential Lecture: Food, Culture, and Community

Presidential Lecture: Food, Culture, and Community


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Levitt Center for University Advancement

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

College of Public Health Building

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Injustice on Our Plates: How Conditions of Food Workers Affect Us All

Injustice on Our Plates: How Conditions of Food Workers Affect Us All


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

University Capitol Centre

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Climate Narrative Blog

New Climate Report: Risky Business, Midwest Ag

A week after federal reports that 2014 was the warmest year on record, a new study looks at the impa...

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Mark Bittman on Climate Change

New York Times columnist and long-time food writer Mark Bittman will be speaking at the Englert Thea...

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Copenhagen’s Climate Change-Adapted Neighborhood

Creating the first climate-change adapted neighborhood, Copenhagen is ripping up asphalt in its city...

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Soil Solution to Climate Change Film

What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet? Soil is a living universe beneath our fe...

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Carbon Farmers

Ecowatch features a story today on “carbon farmers” in California, who are taking part in a soil con...

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New Study: Lunch After Recess Might Lead To More Veggies

NPR ran a fascinating story this week on a new study that concludes kids might eat more veggies and ...

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Roots for the Home Team

How cool is this: Partnering with youth garden programs in ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Citi...

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Edible Education 101

Check out the Edible Education 101 course for 2015, with live streaming on Edible Schoolyard Project...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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