Events

Upcycle Throwdown furniture drop off

Upcycle Throwdown furniture drop off

June 15, 2024 - 9:00am

We are collecting furniture items for Upcycle Throwdown. More information on what's needed can be found on the website, but ideally we are looking for items that are damaged, missing parts, or in rough condition. Parts of pieces (legs, hardware, rods, wheels, etc.) can be used as material for the teams. Good items to look for are older with a tongue and groove system as opposed to nails/screws....

Upcycle Throwdown furniture drop off

Upcycle Throwdown furniture drop off

June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm

We are collecting furniture items for Upcycle Throwdown. More information on what's needed can be found on the website, but ideally we are looking for items that are damaged, missing parts, or in rough condition. Parts of pieces (legs, hardware, rods, wheels, etc.) can be used as material for the teams. Good items to look for are older with a tongue and groove system as opposed to nails/screws....

4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

July 13, 2024 - 9:00am

What types of plants, animals, and fungal life might you find at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory? Let's find out! ...

BioBlitz Bash

BioBlitz Bash

July 13, 2024 - 12:30pm

Join us for a celebration of prairies, biodiversity, and research at the Bioblitz Bash!  Following the 4th Annual BioBlitz at Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in the morning, the Bioblitz Bash is the perfect opportunity to see what exciting discoveries were made that morning, interact with knowledgeable experts, and take home actionable steps to create a positive impact in your own surroundings. All are welcome to attend one or both events. Free food will be available on a first-come, first...

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    University in the Big10 to receive
    Fair Trade University designation
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    million pounds of waste composted,
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    100%
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    $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!