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Seeing the Benefit of Biomass

Seeing the Benefit of Biomass

From IowaNow: Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project Miscanthus is money—and clean energy to boot....

UI Using More Sustainable Energy

UI Using More Sustainable Energy

From KGAN-TV: The University of Iowa is increasing its use of renewable energy sources. A grass being grown by local farmers is part of that plan. The...

UI Ramps Up Biofuel Efforts

UI Ramps Up Biofuel Efforts

From the Press Citizen: Five years ago, the University of Iowa unveiled an ambitious 10-year energy plan that, in part, set out to reduce its reliance...

Coca-Cola Donates $50,000 for University of Iowa/Iowa City Bike Share Program

Coca-Cola Donates $50,000 for University of Iowa/Iowa City Bike Share Program

The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a $50,000 gift for a bike share program that will be operated by the University of Iowa and the City of Iowa City...

Iowa City City Council supports bike share

Iowa City City Council supports bike share

The Iowa City City Council voted July 27 to help fund a bike-sharing grant with the University of Iowa, authorized the creation of dedicated bike lane...

Environmental Science Students Net Hands-on Experience at Mississippi River Research Station

Environmental Science Students Net Hands-on Experience at Mississippi River Research Station

Austin Hummel pulls a tiny catfish out of a side channel of the Mississippi River with a long net, and tries to dump the fish into a holding tank. The...

UI Recognized by Iowa Governor's Office for Miscanthus as Renewable Energy Source

UI Recognized by Iowa Governor's Office for Miscanthus as Renewable Energy Source

The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor’s office for its initiative to use a locally-available grass to reduce the university’...

From the NFL to Solar Advocate

From the NFL to Solar Advocate

Retired NFL wide-receiver Tim Dwight thinks solar energy is going to be a game-changer. Nick Fetty, a spring 2015 Climate Narrative Fellow, just got h...

More Than 21,000 Pounds Collected For Donate Don't Dump

More Than 21,000 Pounds Collected For Donate Don't Dump

During the University of Iowa's “Donate Don’t Dump” May 13-16, UI students donated 21,158 pounds of clothes, furniture, food, cleaning products, house...

Gazette: Miscanthus Planted at Eastern Iowa Airport

Gazette: Miscanthus Planted at Eastern Iowa Airport

Planting of miscanthus, a perennial grass that will be burned as a fuel by the University of Iowa power plant, has begun on 65 acres of low performing...

Engineering Course Contributes to Sustainability on Campus

Engineering Course Contributes to Sustainability on Campus

Every year, students enrolled in Jerry Schnoor's Sustainable Systems tackle projects related to real-world sustainable design and assessment. Many gro...

Iowa Climate Statement 2015 Calls for Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change in Iowa

Iowa Climate Statement 2015 Calls for Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change in Iowa

Des Moines — Over the past four years, Iowa researchers and educators at nearly every college and university in the state have produced annual stateme...

Climate Narrative Fellows Present Projects

Climate Narrative Fellows Present Projects

Fellows with the spring 2015 Climate Narrative Project presented their works May 7 at Art Building West at an event entitled "Urban Farms, Real Food, ...

Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy

Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy

It isn’t every day that you read about a college student who sets out to design and construct environmentally sustainable furniture. So, how did it ha...

Little Village: Bike-Sharing Program Coming to Iowa City

Little Village: Bike-Sharing Program Coming to Iowa City

The University of Iowa and City of Iowa City are teaming up to develop a bike-sharing program that could come into effect as early as next spring. Und...

Climate Narrative Project Partners with Yale Climate Connections

Climate Narrative Project Partners with Yale Climate Connections

Live from the heartland, stories from the front lines of climate change--that's the assignment for a new collaboration between the University of Iowa'...

Growing Garden Helps Students Grow Careers

Growing Garden Helps Students Grow Careers

When Kain Kutz and Andrew Hirst first signed on to participate in the UI Student Garden, they didn’t anticipate how much more they would learn than ho...

Milster to Retire April 30

Milster to Retire April 30

Ferman Milster, Principal Engineer, Office of Sustainability, announced he will retire on Thursday, April 30, 2015, after 24 years of service to the U...

Student's Investment in ‘Sustainable Relationships’ Draws Udall, Truman Awards

Student's Investment in ‘Sustainable Relationships’ Draws Udall, Truman Awards

UI student Jeffrey Ding is the recipient of both the 2015 Truman and Udall Scholarships, making him only the third student in UI history to receive bo...

Press Citizen: Bike Share Coming to UI

Press Citizen: Bike Share Coming to UI

Sustainability proponents at Iowa's three public universities have been working for years to develop programs that allow people to rent a bike at one ...

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