Author Archives: Amy

About Amy

Associate Editor 2, UI Office of Sustainability

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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McLaughlin makes it to Ushuaia

One of our student interns, Kristina, is on her way to Antarctica. She sent us a quick note from Ushuaia, the capital city of Tierra Del Fuego Province, Argentina. Hola! I just wanted to give everyone a brief update on … Continue reading

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Sugar beets and salt – a recipe for deicing

Ah, the wonder of that first snowfall. Initially it seems charming, the flakes floating down and resting all fluffy-like on the trees, lawns and sidewalks. And then, mouth open to catch a snowflake on your tongue, you slip and land … Continue reading

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Step up the sustainability of your event

Whether you are hosting a workshop or feeding hundreds at a barbeque, remember to include recycling and compost options at your event. The Office of Sustainability has easy to use recycling and compost bins available for check out – we’ll … Continue reading

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Pitching in pays off at UI Convocation and President’s Block Party

Ramped up recycling and composting efforts at Convocation and President’s Block Party on Sunday Aug. 22 at the University of Iowa led to 78 percent of the waste generated at the events being kept out of the landfill. A total of 1,600 pounds of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from the landfill, bolstering President Sally Mason’s clear and unwavering commitment to sustainability. Continue reading

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