Monthly Archives: October 2010

From overwhelmed to inspired: the “I” in global

Although Bill McKibben described himself as a “professional bummer-outer”, I felt surprisingly hopeful after attending his lecture on October 13th. Unlike many other climate change speakers I have heard, his focus was not on the contribution of an individual but … Continue reading

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10/10/10: Moving Greenhouses and Ideals to a New Place

Last Sunday , 10/10/10, was a day filled with climate action and awareness, student and community activism, as well as spending time with old friends and new acquaintances alike.

On the Pentacrest under a cloudless, sunny sky, over 100 passionate people congregated for the 350.org day of climate action and awareness founded by author and environmentalist, Bill McKibben. Continue reading

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Analogy to Practicality

Please bear with my preamble. (The good stuff is after the thank you.) On October 10, local citizens and University of Iowa students and staff participated in a global demonstration to show politicians the willingness, at an individual level, to … Continue reading

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My trip to the Farmer’s Market

When my alarm went off at 7:00 am this past Saturday, I wasn’t sure if I was still up for the Farmer’s Market. However, my friend who makes the Farmer’s Market a regular part of her weekend, was enthusiastic enough … Continue reading

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Rally for 350.org; Recycling and Composting News

It seems as though the interest in sustainability at the UI is growing every single day. Last week, several events held on campus showcased our new recycling and composting collection containers. The Tippie Senate held a breakfast last Tuesday in … Continue reading

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Developing a sense of practical sustainability

Throughout my summer as an intern with the Office of Sustainability, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at waste management in Iowa City. Waste management was something I had thought very little about until I spent a semester in Ghana. Continue reading

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