Events

Prairie Musings @ the Sciences Library

Prairie Musings @ the Sciences Library

July 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

All are invited to a panel discussion about our campus prairie, the Ashton Research Prairie, featuring: Mike Fallon, Earth and Environmental Sciences Instructor Andrew Forbes, Associate Professor of Biology Stratis Giannakouros, Director, Office of  Sustainability and the Environment Light refreshments provided. Free & open to the public.

2nd Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

2nd Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

July 9, 2022 - 9:00am

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

Tree Tours: Nature Walk & Talks

Tree Tours: Nature Walk & Talks

July 22, 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....

ENGIE University Partner Workshop

August 8, 2022 - 8:30am

The landscape of campus energy data collection and aggregation is evolving through technological advances in campus energy operations and building system management. This workshop will bring together energy data managers, owners, and users across partner universities to exchange ideas on the creation of a Campus Energy Datahubs, leveraging ENGIE’s expertise and relationships with universities....

Sustainability on Social Media

    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!