Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hope for what Environmentalism Can Be

Count Basie’s April in Paris was blaring from my headphones when I almost bumped into a woman, hunched-over and making her way across Washington Street. Before seeing her, I’d forgotten her retirement complex only a few blocks from my apartment. … Continue reading

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Developing a sustainable city

I remember when the mall in my hometown was renovated. When it was finally finished, the new stores provided fresh fashions and many possibilities to develop my personal style as I entered into my teenage years. However, as visiting consultant John … Continue reading

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Sustainability in the Corporate World

Last week Friday, I attended the first Sustainability Student Forum at The University of Iowa. The forum’s opening remarks were made by the Net Impact’s president-elect, 2012 MBA candidate, Jon Finley, and a term he used that stuck a cord … Continue reading

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Dance Marathon Goes Green: Waste Diversion at one of Iowa’s Biggest Student-Led Fundraisers

Last weekend, I helped improve waste operations at Dance Marathon 17. Dance Marathon (DM) organizers wanted to lessen the environmental impact of their event so they looked to  Office of Sustainability (OS) for a little guidance and a few volunteers. … Continue reading

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Graduate Sustainability Forum: Sustainability in Business

With the concluding remarks in my last blog post about sustainability not  only being for the tree-hugger environmentalists, I want to bring to light a forum that is also in sync with the same message. The Graduate Student Sustainability Forum, … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Living-learning Community

Last year, the University of Iowa established the Sustainability Living Learning Community (SLLC) at the Mayflower Residence Hall. Living-learning communities provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students who wish to live on-campus with a community of other residents with similar … Continue reading

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Dance Marathon 17 is going sustainable

­­­ Friday night the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) at University of Iowa will be abuzz with activity as the 17th Dance Marathon opens.  Dancers will welcome and raise funds for the patients and families treated at University of Iowa Children’s … Continue reading

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