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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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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

Gazette: Miscanthus Planted at Eastern Iowa Airport

Planting of miscanthus, a perennial grass that will be burned as a fuel by the University of Iowa po...

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Engineering Course Contributes to Sustainability on Campus

Every year, students enrolled in Jerry Schnoor's Sustainable Systems tackle projects related to real...

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Iowa Climate Statement 2015 Calls for Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change in Iowa

Des Moines — Over the past four years, Iowa researchers and educators at nearly every college and un...

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Climate Narrative Fellows Present Projects

Fellows with the spring 2015 Climate Narrative Project presented their works May 7 at Art Building W...

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Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy

It isn’t every day that you read about a college student who sets out to design and construct enviro...

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Little Village: Bike-Sharing Program Coming to Iowa City

The University of Iowa and City of Iowa City are teaming up to develop a bike-sharing program that c...

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Climate Narrative Project Partners with Yale Climate Connections

Live from the heartland, stories from the front lines of climate change--that's the assignment for a...

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Growing Garden Helps Students Grow Careers

When Kain Kutz and Andrew Hirst first signed on to participate in the UI Student Garden, they didn’t...

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Climate Narrative Blog

These composers put climate change across the globe to music

Here’s a cool story from Grist about the intersection between the arts (music specifically) and clim...

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CGRER: Climate Narrative Project – Spring 2015

Climate Narrative Project fellow Nick Fetty reviewed the spring 2015 Climate Narrative Project final...

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My Reflection as a Climate Narrative Project Fellow

The last 15 weeks have just flown by and I can’t believe I’ve finally completed my documentary about...

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Dancer Introductions

Dot grew up surrounded by backyard gardens and farmers markets. She was nourished by home-cooked fam...

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Processed Vs. Unprocessed Commercial Script

 Here’s a few shots from my rehearsal last Friday. And here’s my latest draft of the “Spotify commer...

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Gary Nabhan: Will superweeds, regulation create a perfect storm in Iowa farmlands?

Renowned biologist Gary Nabhan looked at the issue of superweeds in an important Des Moines Register...

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Edible Campus: Quotes

As I was putting together the last parts to my climate narrative I had the chance to look back and r...

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