Category Archives: Environmental

What can Iowa do to lead on climate change?

A recent op-ed in the Des Moines Register co-authored by UI professor Gregory Carmichael, a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa, and Prof. Eugene … Continue reading

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President Obama’s speech to Georgetown University addresses climate change

“We are already paying the price of inaction”. Yesterday, President Obama’s speech to Georgetown University on climate change hit hard. The President was addressing the public in order to reveal his new “National Climate Action Plan”, but he was not … Continue reading

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Many Hands Lighten the Load – Orchard Planting Day Recap

This past Friday and Saturday was the University of Iowa Student Garden’s orchard planting event. And it’s true what they say, many hands do lighten the load! This weekend’s orchard planting days went better than we ever could have hoped … Continue reading

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Our Energy Future/Forward on Climate Rally

What would Marty McFly say about the world we live in today? In Back to the Future Part II (1989), the protagonist travels to 2015 to stop his son from getting involved with a rotten employer. Included in this depiction … Continue reading

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Iowa City Encouraging Apartment/Condo Recycling

The University of Iowa has many resources on campus that encourage and help students live a more green and sustainable lifestyle. And with the beginning of RecycleMania  upon us, many students are wondering what all they can do to help … Continue reading

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Al Gore Talks About Climate Change on “Daily Show”

Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and “poster boy for sounding the alarm of global warming” according to Jon Stewart, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday, January 30 and discussed many things, among them … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama Talks Climate Change Goals in Inaugural Address

During his Inaugural Address Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for his second term, President Obama put climate goals center stage. The President made the policy vow of taking steps to combat climate change the most eye-catching of the second Inaugural Address, … Continue reading

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Iowa City Summer of Solutions reps attend Grand Aspirations Gathering

Sharing this blog post from Tom Frakes of Iowa City Summer of Solutions, a great organization that has done so much for the Iowa City community. Tom shares his experiences at the Grand Aspirations 2012 August Gathering in Hartford, Conn. … Continue reading

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Sustainability Certificate: what it means to University of Iowa students (Pt. 2)

For 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.” Here are … Continue reading

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Did you know… the University of Iowa is pretty Green.

From the Under the Dome UI Student Blog, here are some ways the UI is striving to maintain an energy and cost-efficient campus that is helpful to the environment. The University of Iowa is one of the EPA’s Green Power Partners! … Continue reading

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