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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

Environmental Science Students Net Hands-on Experience at Mississippi River Research Station

Austin Hummel pulls a tiny catfish out of a side channel of the Mississippi River with a long net, a...

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UI Recognized by Iowa Governor's Office for Miscanthus as Renewable Energy Source

The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor’s office for its initiative to use a...

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From the NFL to Solar Advocate

Retired NFL wide-receiver Tim Dwight thinks solar energy is going to be a game-changer. Nick Fetty, ...

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More Than 21,000 Pounds Collected For Donate Don't Dump

During the University of Iowa's “Donate Don’t Dump” May 13-16, UI students donated 21,158 pounds of ...

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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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Upcoming Events

Rummage in the Ramp

Rummage in the Ramp


12:00 AM

Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

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Archaeology at "Seize the Carp!"

Archaeology at "Seize the Carp!"


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Iowa River Landing

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Biomass Fuel Project Field Day

Biomass Fuel Project Field Day


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hawkeye Commuter Lot

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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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Sustainability at Iowa

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