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As the weather gets colder, resist the urge to turn up the heat

After triple-digit days, these past few nights have felt frigid. But as the weather bounces around in the upcoming weeks, hold off on adjusting your thermostat. A new publication from Mid American Energy details just how much more energy you … Continue reading

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Green Adventures LLC hosts first Sustainability Amazing Race

 The Green Adventures Living Learning Community (LLC) participated in some classic Labor Day activities – gardening, boating, going for a long bike ride – but with a twist. Eight freshmen spent their Labor Day on Sept. 2 participating in the … Continue reading

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A Look at the Rain Gardens around Campus

This past spring was one of the wettest in history, which means perfect weather to put the many campus rain gardens to the test. There are five rain gardens between the East and West campus of the Univerity, designed to … Continue reading

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Chris Page: Twenty Candles

A blog post from Chris Page, a recent graduate of the University of Iowa. He updates us on his excursion through Asia and his insight into sustainability: One hundred and twelve pounds of carbon dioxide is what you would emit … Continue reading

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A Video You’ve Got To See: “Why I must speak out about climate change” by Dr. James Hansen

The UI’s own Dr. James Hansen is making news with his latest video on TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/james_hansen_why_i_must_speak_out_about_climate_change.html    

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Biomass comes to University of Iowa Research Park (Oakdale) Campus

For over a year the University of Iowa has been working to plan, design, bid, and install a new biomass boiler in the Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant. This project replaced the oldest boiler in the plant. Working in an existing … Continue reading

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News from Lonnie Dupre

Some of you may remember Lonnie Dupre from last year’s Earth Month celebrations. Lonnie visited our campus last April, met with students and gave several presentations about his polar explorations and his first-hand experience with the impacts of global climate … Continue reading

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Pachamama – a good lesson for this Thanksgiving

“I am committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet as the guiding principle of our times.” Last Saturday, I traveled to Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids to participate in a sustainability … 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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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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