Events

Wildflowers and Pollinators on Campus: Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory tour

Wildflowers and Pollinators on Campus: Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory tour

August 18, 2022 - 8:40am

Join staff from the Office of Sustainability and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on Thursday, Aug. 18, 8:40-10:30 a.m. for a tour of the UI Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory. In this tour, you will:...

 Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House

Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House

August 19, 2022 - 9:00am

Living Green On Campus & Beyond: Office of Sustainability Open House...

Tree Tours: Nature Walk & Talks

Tree Tours: Nature Walk & Talks

August 19, 2022 - 12:00pm

Join the Pentacrest Museums for guided strolls on campus featuring the ecological diversity, symbolism, history, and lore of our trees. We'll use the lunch hour once a month on these nature walk & talks for discovery, restoration, mindfulness & movement in this program—designed for you—with resilience and curiosity in mind....

On Iowa! Farmers Market Tour

On Iowa! Farmers Market Tour

August 20, 2022 - 8:30am

Meet for a short walk to Iowa City’s iconic and vibrant Farmers Market. Gather on the downtown-facing steps of the Old Capitol at 8:30 a.m. or at 9:30 a.m. The first group will tour the Market from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the second group will tour the market from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join the Office of Sustainability and the Environment staff and student interns for a tour of the farmers market, and an introduction to the UI and Iowa City’s local food movement, as we stroll through the market’s...

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    Sustainability by the Numbers

    1st
    University in the Big10 to receive
    Fair Trade University designation
    8.16
    million pounds of waste composted,
    recycled and diverted from landfill
    100%
    of UI Cambus fleet is
    powered by clean-diesel technology
    387
    Sustainability Certificates granted
    to UI students and graduates
    $135m
    awarded in funding for sustainability
    research across the UI campus
    $900k
    spent every year by UI Housing and Dining
    to purchase local foods, dairy, and goods
    from local farmers and vendors

    Rated “Silver” in Sustainability Tracking (STARS) by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
    Designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for 10 years and running!