Tag Archives: Iowa City

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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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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New Students and Sustainability

On the final day of the two-day new student orientation, students are outside of the Main Lounge in the Iowa Memorial Union for the information fair. Doors are kept closed, keeping the anticipation high, as members from dozens of University … 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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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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Antarctica Trip Highlights

My interest in Antarctica started when I was 11 years old. While presenting to my 5th grade class on pH levels, a scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned his recent trip to a research base in the Antarctic.  As … Continue reading

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My trip to the Farmer’s Market

When my alarm went off at 7:00 am this past Saturday, I wasn’t sure if I was still up for the Farmer’s Market. However, my friend who makes the Farmer’s Market a regular part of her weekend, was enthusiastic enough … Continue reading

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