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Earth Month

Earth Month

Celebrate the culture of sustainability in April with several events and activities

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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

Milster to Retire April 30

Ferman Milster, Principal Engineer, Office of Sustainability, announced he will retire on Thursday, ...

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Student's Investment in ‘Sustainable Relationships’ Draws Udall, Truman Awards

UI student Jeffrey Ding is the recipient of both the 2015 Truman and Udall Scholarships, making him ...

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Press Citizen: Bike Share Coming to UI

Sustainability proponents at Iowa's three public universities have been working for years to develop...

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Bike-sharing program funding expected in October

After years of planning, the University of Iowa’s bike-sharing program is scheduled to go into begin...

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Energy Smart Scheduling to Expand for Summer 2015

The UI “energy smart scheduling” program works to reduce energy consumption and costs by compacting ...

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Celebrate Earth Month 2015

This April, the Office of Sustainability invites you to celebrate the culture of sustainability duri...

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Earth Month 2015 Bike Challenge

It’s Earth Month and April is great time to commute to work and get to class on a bike! Do you have ...

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Wanted: Eco Hawks

All students, staff, and faculty are invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability o...

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Upcoming Events

Professor KW Therm: All About Energy

Professor KW Therm: All About Energy


11:00 AM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Earth Day Family Fun Fair

Earth Day Family Fun Fair


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

City Park

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Student Garden Open House

Student Garden Open House


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University of Iowa Student Garden

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Earth Month Sustainability Celebration

Earth Month Sustainability Celebration


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University Capitol Centre

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Senior Week

Senior Week


7:00 PM

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Climate Narrative Blog

Eat Real Food & Eat With Joy

More inspiration on eating real, whole food vs. unprocessed food. I liked how she ties processed foo...

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Is This Local?

Local to the extreme via portlandia. Thinking of somehow incorporating this into my presentation b/c...

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May 7: Climate Narrative Project presents!

The Climate Narrative Project cordially invites you to: Urban Farms, Real Food, Edible Campus: An Ev...

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Opera on Climate Change at Milan’s La Scala

It’s not over until…the polar caps melt: The world famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, will fe...

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CNP Formal Interview: Matt Hartz of New Pioneer Food Co-op

Today I interviewed Matt Hartz who serves as the general manager at New Pioneer Food Co-op in Iowa C...

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1980: CBS News Walter Cronkite Warned About Global Warming

While we have posted about President Johnson’s warning on climate change in 1965, here’s a piece on ...

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Yale Climate Connections on The Guardian’s “Keep It in the Ground”

Our friends at the Yale Climate Connections have a nice piece on the new “Keep it in the ground” cam...

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Earth Day on UI Campus, 1970

The Daily Iowan dedicated its front page to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, featuring a quote f...

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News & Events Climate Narrative Blog

Sustainability at Iowa

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