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Thorne and Mascher discuss EPA Power Plan

Thorne and Mascher discuss EPA Power Plan

On Sept. 22 the head of the University of Iowa Department of Occupational & Environmental Health, as well as the Chairman of the Environmental Protect...

Sharing bikes draws nearer

Sharing bikes draws nearer

From the Daily Iowan A bike-sharing system in Iowa City is about to materialize. The project, which will allow people to rent a bike for use during th...

Bike Share Plans Underway

Bike Share Plans Underway

From The Gazette: IOWA CITY — The city is finalizing details to launch a new bike share program with the University of Iowa that could be larger than ...

Iowa converts tall grass to energy

Iowa converts tall grass to energy

From Big Ten Network LiveBIG: Throughout the state of Iowa, something interesting has been happening with farms over the past few years — they’re disa...

Fall Bike Challenge Promotes Cycling on Campus

Fall Bike Challenge Promotes Cycling on Campus

The best way to get college students’ attention is simple: use social and free stuff. That’s the logic behind the Fall Bike Challenge, a photo contest...

Take the Fall Bike Photo Challenge on Instagram

Take the Fall Bike Photo Challenge on Instagram

Get out and ride your bike this fall! Join the University of Iowa Fall Bike Challenge Sept. 13 to Oct. 11 and post your pics on Instagram of your bike...

Miscanthus Providing Fuel for Energy and Other Environmental Benefits

Miscanthus Providing Fuel for Energy and Other Environmental Benefits

From AgriNews: Any time farmers can grow fuel, it's positive, said Dan Black as he stood at the edge of his 15-acre giant miscanthus field south of Io...

Food Is Community

Food Is Community

UI study finds local food movement rooted in relationships and values More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it’...

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...

Donate-Don't Dump During Move Out

Donate-Don't Dump During Move Out

Donate-don’t dump during move out! You can reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill and donate items that still have life in them to Goodwill....

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...

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