Category Archives: Academics

Sustainability Certificate: what it means to University of Iowa students (Pt. 1)

As part of the Earth Month Sustainability Festival in April, a Career Preparedness Abstract Competition was held asking students to answer one of two questions:”What the Sustainability Certificate means to me” or “What does Sustainability education and research at Iowa mean to me.” … Continue reading

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Water Management in Rural India

Before leaving the University of Iowa, I decided to end my undergrad career with a final course in India.  This blog entry recounts my journey with full detail about my experiences in India, a country of contrasts.  Around 3:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Certificate in Sustainability Growing in Popularity

Enrollment in the Certificate in Sustainability is up to 98 this week, making it the second most popular certificate program at the University of Iowa. Can’t say I’m surprised. Sustainability is a term popping up around campus, in the community … Continue reading

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An evening at the UI Greenhouse

Unless you’ve had a biology course, you may have never noticed that the top floor of the Biology Building East is a greenhouse. To kick off the spring, honors students gathered in the greenhouse to learn how to grow plants … Continue reading

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Welcome to Coe College Students!

This afternoon, Professors David Hayes and Marty St. Clair brought students and sustainability council representatives from Coe College to the University of Iowa campus to learn more about our sustainability efforts. I gave an update of activities and then we … 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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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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The Sustainability in Self-Reliance

For most college students, a month-long winter break implies relaxation and recuperation, a time to indulge in the comforts of home, family, and too much holiday food. While I myself share in the appreciation of these sentiments, my winter break … Continue reading

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