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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

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Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene

This symposium will look at how humans have shaped our present energy culture and what other energy ...

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Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

When University of Iowa Earth and Environmental Sciences associate professor Ingrid Ukstins Peate wa...

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Eastern Iowa Airport partners with ISU and UI on environmental projects

The Eastern Iowa Airport will be converting 63.6 acres of low performing farmland to Miscanthus prod...

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Eastern Iowa Airport to Plant Miscanthus for UI Biomass Fuel Project

From the Des Moines Register: The Eastern Iowa Airport said it plans to incorporate two major conser...

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Comprehensive Nutrient Runoff Mitigation Guide Created

Farmers on a quest to keep more fertilizer on their fields—and out of Iowa’s waterways—may have an e...

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UI engineers find switchgrass removes PCBs from soils

University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American pra...

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ISU Professor Collaborates With UI on Miscanthus

Emily Heaton, assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, is profiled in this story fr...

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UI to Establish Dedicated Energy Crops in Eastern Iowa

The University of Iowa is about to get reenergized: the university will soon be growing its own crop...

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Upcoming Events

University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project

University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Iowa City Senior Center

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Living Downstream, a UI Anthropocene Event

Living Downstream, a UI Anthropocene Event


7:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Iowa City’s Zero-Food-Waste Future

Iowa City’s Zero-Food-Waste Future


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

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Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene

Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

University of Iowa

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The Future of Food

The Future of Food


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Old Capitol

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Movies@MNH: Dirt! The Movie

Movies@MNH: Dirt! The Movie


3:00 PM

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Mark Bittman Lecture

Mark Bittman Lecture


7:30 PM

The Englert

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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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Climate Narrative Blog

Freight Farms: the solution to year-round local foods?

We’ve discussed local food access quite a bit in our workshops, especially what to do during the win...

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Eric Holthaus Oped: Take a step to reduce food waste

University of Iowa sustainability coordinator Eric Holthaus has a nice oped in the Press-Citizen on ...

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Lexicon of Sustainability

Stumbled upon this incredible project today and spent a really long time watching all of the clips a...

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Friday Jam: Solas

Solas performs “The Poor Ditching Boy”, live from Folk Alley Studios.

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NY City Growers: Getting Kids to Think and Grow Outside the Box

A couple of wonderful organizations in New York City–Brooklyn Grange and City Growers–work with thou...

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Farm to School Factoids

Nebraska has launched an ambitious farm to school program. According the NSAC blog, Nebraska is “a s...

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Wyoming could be the site of an innovative vertical farming concept

Urban farming has been a major topic of discussion for us this semester. Places like New York and Lo...

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What is Happening to Our Oceans?

I recently read an article by ideas.TED.com , and the simple graphics they used were shocking and ex...

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