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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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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 17 is going sustainable

­­­ Friday night the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) at University of Iowa will be abuzz with activity as the 17th Dance Marathon opens.  Dancers will welcome and raise funds for the patients and families treated at University of Iowa Children’s … 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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Sugar beets and salt – a recipe for deicing

Ah, the wonder of that first snowfall. Initially it seems charming, the flakes floating down and resting all fluffy-like on the trees, lawns and sidewalks. And then, mouth open to catch a snowflake on your tongue, you slip and land … Continue reading

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Pitching in pays off at UI Convocation and President’s Block Party

Ramped up recycling and composting efforts at Convocation and President’s Block Party on Sunday Aug. 22 at the University of Iowa led to 78 percent of the waste generated at the events being kept out of the landfill. A total of 1,600 pounds of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from the landfill, bolstering President Sally Mason’s clear and unwavering commitment to sustainability. Continue reading

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