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Iowa’s Climate-Change Wisdom

Iowa’s Climate-Change Wisdom

Jeff Biggers, a writer-in-residence and the founder of the Climate Narrative Project at the University of Iowa, wrote this op-ed in the New York Times...

Power Down and Unplug Over Fall Break

Power Down and Unplug Over Fall Break

Are you leaving your office or living space over fall break? Remember to unplug and power down to reduce campus energy consumption.  Here are some way...

UI Continues to Save Energy

UI Continues to Save Energy

From the Daily Iowan - Despite constructing several new facilities, the University of Iowa’s overall energy consumption is decreasing. In 2010, former...

UI Ramps Up Use of Biomass Fuel

UI Ramps Up Use of Biomass Fuel

From the Gazette: Halfway into the University of Iowa’s 10-year sustainability initiative, officials say it has reached its progress target and remain...

UI Dining Addresses Food Waste

UI Dining Addresses Food Waste

From the Daily Iowan- In America, the land of opportunity and a country of privilege, mass amounts of food are thrown away every day while people stru...

Effort gets Kinnick clean and helps divert waste from landfills

Effort gets Kinnick clean and helps divert waste from landfills

From Iowa Now - Cleaning up after 70,000 football fans is no easy task. Thankfully, there is a team ready to tackle the job after each home game at Ki...

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building earns LEED Gold certification

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building earns LEED Gold certification

From Iowa Now- The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building project at the UI has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold cert...

UI Co-Hosts 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference with ISU

UI Co-Hosts 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference with ISU

The 15th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 22-23 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State Un...

Frontier/Tippie Brings Sustainability Competition to Campus

Frontier/Tippie Brings Sustainability Competition to Campus

From the Daily Iowan - The Frontier-Tippie Impact Sustainability Competition gets serious this Friday when students submit proposals for sustainable c...

City of Iowa City, UI, Continue Bike-share Planning

City of Iowa City, UI, Continue Bike-share Planning

From the Daily Iowan- Bicycling could be the next form of public transportation in Iowa City. The city is teaming up with the University of Iowa to cr...

Office of Sustainability Staff  Engages with Higher Ed Community

Office of Sustainability Staff Engages with Higher Ed Community

From the Daily Iowan- New methods of sustainability may soon develop at the University of Iowa. Four students and the staff of the UI Office of Sustai...

Building Organization Recognizes Liz Christiansen

Building Organization Recognizes Liz Christiansen

Buildings magazine recently profiled the University of Iowa's Director of the Office of Sustainability, Liz Christiansen, showing her outstanding lead...

Iowa Study Suggests Burning Biomass Increases Air Quality

Iowa Study Suggests Burning Biomass Increases Air Quality

From KCRG. IOWA CITY — Eastern Iowans have cleaner air to breathe - thanks to the burning of biomass at an area power plant, according to a new study ...

Eco Hawks Begin Training Sessions

Eco Hawks Begin Training Sessions

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, students on campus will get trained and affiliated with the Eco Hawks program- an organization of students, faculty and staff a...

 Tippie Begins Unique On-Campus Competition

Tippie Begins Unique On-Campus Competition

This year the Tippie College of Business will be offering an innovative and unique opportunity for students. On Oct. 8, 2015 at 5 pm in room W104 of t...

Eco Hawks Tour Green Roof

Eco Hawks Tour Green Roof

On Friday Oct. 2, Eco Hawks gathered in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) to learn more about green roof initiatives on campus. The t...

UI students join climate-change initiative

UI students join climate-change initiative

From the Daily Iowan. Students need to become more involved in the fight against climate change. That is according to Know Tomorrow, a national studen...

Bravo to Biomass

Bravo to Biomass

UI study shows using oat hulls for power has considerable benefits to the environment and human health Biomass burning sometimes gets a bad rap. That’...

Know Tomorrow Kicks off Week Long Series of Events

Know Tomorrow Kicks off Week Long Series of Events

Know Tomorrow, a student-led campaign to demand action on climate change, is hosting a series of events Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 at various locations on cam...

International Student Profiles: Why Sustainability is Important

International Student Profiles: Why Sustainability is Important

For the September Eco Hawks newsletter, intern Tara Slade talked with three international students at the University of Iowa about why sustainability ...

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