Category Archives: Lifestyle and Health

A Friday afternoon well spent: Bike Tune-Up Day 2014

It was a beautiful day to save bikes on Friday, April 18 here at the University of Iowa. And although Patrick Dempsey did not appear in scrubs to utter a rendition of his famous Grey’s Anatomy line before going to … Continue reading

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Green your Valentine’s Day

Here’s some tips  from our sustainability colleagues at Iowa State on greening your Valentines Day: Send a Paperless Card! Don’t waste paper by sending a paper Valentine that will get lost in the shuffle, send an e-card! You can brighten … 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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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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You can make a difference. Ride your bike.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi A few years ago, in a bike shop, I saw a big stand up cardboard poster outlining reasons to bike. The poster was part of a … Continue reading

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Some days I really hate my bike.

(This blog entry is from Sandra who will be writing about the advantages of  commuting and running errands by bicycle.) Some days I really hate my bike. In fact, I am not a bike enthusiast. Economy of time and money … 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 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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Sowing the Seeds of a Fair Farm Bill

This Friday April 8 from 4:00- 4:45 student gardeners will join community members and legislators for a workday devoted to a fair Farm Bill in 2012. The UIEC Student Garden is teaming up with the Food and Water Watch to host an … Continue reading

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Welcome to Earth Month at the University of Iowa!

April 1 is the beginning of Earth Month and that means loads of activities and events on The University of Iowa campus. We’ve been working hard to provide opportunities for just about everyone to get involved. Whether you’re into music, … Continue reading

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