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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

Daily Iowan: Meet the New Faces of Sustainability

As the University of Iowa takes a step closer to its 2020 sustainability goals, it continues to expa...

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UI wins $3 million grant to launch water sustainability graduate program

The University of Iowa has received a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Tra...

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Daily Iowan: Student Garden Gets New Digs

A brand-new on-campus garden will soon be available to students.On Tuesday, the University of Iowa S...

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Daily Iowan: Hydroponic Garden Model Built in Iowa City

On the rooftop of Iowa City’s local M.C. Ginsberg lies an urban oasis of hydroponic gardening. While...

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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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Upcoming Events

LEED Green Associate Training


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MacLean Hall

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Tima Bansal Guest Lecture

Tima Bansal Guest Lecture


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Pappajohn Business Building

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Andrea Wulf - Iowa City Book Festival

Andrea Wulf - Iowa City Book Festival


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Old Capitol Museum

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Iowa Climate Festival

Iowa Climate Festival


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Obermann Conversation: Water, Prairies, and Climate Change—Iowa’s Environment in Historical Perspective

Obermann Conversation: Water, Prairies, and Climate Change—Iowa’s Environment in Historical Perspective


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Climate Narrative Blog

It Should Be Pretty Neat

Neature Walk – Episode 1 Last Wednesday the Climate Narrative crew got together and did the three th...

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Green Gold – Documentary by John D. Liu

“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu...

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New Study on Soil Carbon Sequestration Limits

The Guardian highlighted a new study on soil carbon sequestration, concluding that “widely assumed p...

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CO2 in Atmosphere down to Preindustrial rates in Greenland

At last, some good news about the environment. A recent analysis of core samples taken from Greenlan...

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Why Are Millions of Trees Dying in the US?

A new oped in the Guardian, An American Tragedy: Why Are Millions of Trees Dying in the US, looks at...

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The Unequal Experience of the Outdoors

Growing up, my family never went camping on vacations. The closest we came was a rented RV trip to M...

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What is Environmental Racism?

This video gives a quick overview of environmental racism by pointing out its prevalence in differen...

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New Study: Second Growth Forests as Carbon Sink?

A new study published in Nature magazine by an international team, 2ndFOR, examines the possibilitie...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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