Category Archives: Green Event

Year-End Donation Drive 2013

On May 15-16 University of Iowa students and members of the community once again came together to help with the annual Year-End Move-Out Donation Drive. As UI students and their parents loaded cars and trucks with personal belongings, volunteers were happy … Continue reading

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Orchard Planting This Weekend!

What did you do for Earth Day? Did you even know that this past Monday was Earth Day? If you forgot, make it up to Mother Nature this Friday and Saturday by planting trees on your campus! Who: Everyone! What: Plant … 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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Year-End Donation Drive Diverts furniture, clothes, housewares from landfill

As part of the University of Iowa Year-End Donation Drive nearly two tons of furniture, clothing, housewares, and other items were diverted from the Iowa City Landfill during Residence Hall move-out May 9 and 10. As UI students and their … Continue reading

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Mosaic Foundations – a real food conference

I was standing on a million little pieces. (I promise this has nothing to do with outrage from Oprah’s book club and swear I didn’t make this up.) The million little pieces were fragments of cement and gravel, remnants of … Continue reading

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Iowa Water Conference – Day 2!

The second day of the Iowa Water Conference was a very busy day filled with morning plenary speakers, a poster session, and an afternoon with five different emphasis tracks. The morning speakers covered a variety of water-related topics including how … Continue reading

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Iowa Water Conference – Day 1!

This year’s Iowa Water Conference is being held at Iowa State University. The conference, titled “More Water to Manage,” is a collaborative effort featuring participating conferences of Ag and the Environment, Floodplain Management, Iowa Learning Farms, Stormwater and Water Monitoring. … Continue reading

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Hope for what Environmentalism Can Be

Count Basie’s April in Paris was blaring from my headphones when I almost bumped into a woman, hunched-over and making her way across Washington Street. Before seeing her, I’d forgotten her retirement complex only a few blocks from my apartment. … 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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Dance Marathon Goes Green: Waste Diversion at one of Iowa’s Biggest Student-Led Fundraisers

Last weekend, I helped improve waste operations at Dance Marathon 17. Dance Marathon (DM) organizers wanted to lessen the environmental impact of their event so they looked to  Office of Sustainability (OS) for a little guidance and a few volunteers. … Continue reading

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