Category Archives: Recycling

Clean out your office over spring break; RecycleMania update

During this week of spring break, this a great time for staff and faculty on campus to clean out papers and files and recycle your office clutter.  This effort is part of our final ten day push in RecycleMania.  Learn more at … 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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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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Power Shift 2011 lunch and learn

Thank you to all who attended the Power Shift lunch and learn! Just before Earth Day, 36 University of Iowa students and one student from West High converged with 10,000 other students from across the country at Power Shift 2011 … 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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Recycling and Energy Conservation in Colorado

Last week, we traveled to the University of Colorado at Boulder to learn more about that school’s award-winning recycling program. One of the first campus programs in the nation, U Colorado recycling was established in the mid-1970’s and has now … 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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Swapping Frocks vs. Urge to Shop

If you’re a Typical American, you throw away 67.9 pounds of used clothing and rags each year. Collectively, Americans discard two quadrillion pounds (2,000,000,000,000,000) of used clothing and textiles into the landfill each year.  A friend I know told me … Continue reading

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Greening the college road-trip

At the end of high school, some of my friends promised that we would make an effort to visit each other at our respective schools during our college careers. For the friend who chose to attend school in upstate New … Continue reading

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“Ban The Plastic Bag” reminds us to bring our own

Fun but with a great message. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!!http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/ban-the-plastic-bag-rap-video/

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