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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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Welcome to Coe College Students!

This afternoon, Professors David Hayes and Marty St. Clair brought students and sustainability council representatives from Coe College to the University of Iowa campus to learn more about our sustainability efforts. I gave an update of activities and then we … 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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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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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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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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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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The Sustainability in Self-Reliance

For most college students, a month-long winter break implies relaxation and recuperation, a time to indulge in the comforts of home, family, and too much holiday food. While I myself share in the appreciation of these sentiments, my winter break … 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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