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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

Putting the 'move' in 'the environmental movement'

Senior Sophia Finster is utilizing art's powerful potential for communication, moving people to chan...

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Tippie Competition Hopes to Spur Sustainable Impact

From the Daily Iowan- A competition involving sustainable innovation could bring lasting changes to ...

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Volunteers needed for compost/recycling at Dance Marathon

Help Dance Marathon 22 go green! Volunteers are needed to help staff compost and recycle stations Fe...

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Sustainability Teach-In Feb. 5

Across the globe, people strive for sustainable development, which the 1987 World Commission on Envi...

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UIHC Offers Composting Solution

From the Sustainable City Network Magazine Composting is a great way to divert food scraps away from...

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USA Today: At students' behest, colleges add efforts to address climate change

Sure, prospective college students want to know how their short-list schools stack up on partying, t...

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Miscanthus Helps Fuel the UI Power Plant

In this story with video from the Des Moines Register, Emily Heaton, an associate professor of agron...

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Renewables: Share data on wind energy

From Nature: Giving researchers access to information on turbine performance would allow wind farms ...

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Upcoming Events

IMPACT Competition

IMPACT Competition


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Pappajohn Business Building

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Climate Narrative Blog

Syrian Climate Refugees

When drought and poor agricultural policies displaced rural Syrians from their land, they flocked to...

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LA Times: America’s climate refugee crisis has already begun

An Op-Ed by Victoria Herrmann about the climate migration already happening in the United States.  T...

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Climate Migration

Last month, experts at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland concluded that climate change and for...

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Climate Art

Check out this interesting story on the Climate Central website about the work of an artist in Maine...

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Climate Debt vs. Ecological Debt

Which countries are in ecological debt? Should leading industrialized nations recognize their global...

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Food Foolish: Waste and Climate Change

The Food Tank blog has an interesting interview with author John M. Mandyck, whose latest book–Food ...

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2015: Hottest Year on Record

“The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was the highest among all y...

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Climate Connections: CNP Fellows Present on Dec. 3rd!

Join the Climate Narrative Project Fellows for their final presentations on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, at t...

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