Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ray Anderson, An Unlikely Sustainability Hero

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Ray Anderson, former CEO and founder of Interface, Inc. I’d heard that he’d been fighting cancer and I am heartbroken to hear that this was one battle that Ray didn’t … Continue reading

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Juggling and Balancing the Values of Everyday Life

I want to buy local and organic, but if I can’t find food that is both, do I buy local or organic? I believe in supporting local businesses, but if I can only find the notebook with recycled paper at … Continue reading

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Iowa City’s East Side Recycling Center

Last week, the Office of Sustainability (director, Liz, and interns, Giselle and Hailey) took a field trip to the East Side Recycling Center, currently under construction. At first, our trip was to satisfy our curiosity of their new wind turbine, … Continue reading

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New Students and Sustainability

On the final day of the two-day new student orientation, students are outside of the Main Lounge in the Iowa Memorial Union for the information fair. Doors are kept closed, keeping the anticipation high, as members from dozens of University … Continue reading

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