Author Archives: Hailey

Chris Page: Twenty Candles

A blog post from Chris Page, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa. He updates us on his excursion through Asia and his insight into sustainability: One hundred and twelve pounds of carbon dioxide is what you would emit … 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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Iowa City Summer of Solutions

Guest blogger Eleanor Marshall with Iowa City Summer of Solutions: It doesn’t really seem like ten students working in rented office space in the University of Iowa’s Seamans Center can stand up to the world’s problems: mountain top removal, deforestation, … Continue reading

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The Student Garden: Life after (a lot of) Snow

Have you ever wondered what happens to a garden during the winter? Sure, it is buried beneath snow for a good five, six months (at least, in Iowa it is), but what do the gardeners do to prepare for the … 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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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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