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Bike Friendly University

Bike Friendly University

The UI holds a silver-level bike-friendly rating by the League of American Bicyclists.

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LEED Building at UI

LEED Building at UI

The UI has eight LEED-certified buildings, totaling 496,386 square feet of sustainable building space.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

The UI plans to produce 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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Explore Our Initiatives

Sustainability is a central priority of all aspects of our university enterprise – our operations, our academic mission, and our responsibilities to the greater society.

Sustainability at Iowa

News

Cwiertny Advises House Committee on Energy and Commerce

When it came time for David Cwiertny to plan his sabbatical, a time away from classroom teaching dut...

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'Donate Don't Dump:' Students pass on items amid move-out bustle

From the Gazette: Hoisting couches onto a Penske moving truck doesn’t qualify as fun for most. But w...

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Daily Iowan: Donate, Don't Dump Helps Reduce Items Sent to Landfill

The Office of Sustainability and University of Iowa Housing & Dining will team up for the seventh ye...

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Earth Month Bike Challenge Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Earth Month Bike Challenge April 10-30 at the Uni...

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Campus Printing Price Change Supports Sustainability

A new approach to on-campus printing will support sustainability and lower print prices for students...

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Gardening Class Plants Seeds of Knowledge

The University of Iowa’s first ever gardening class began this semester, teaching 26 students the ba...

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Students Win Prizes in Frontier Co-op-Tippie Impact Competition

University of Iowa students recently presented their sustainable business ideas for a chance to win ...

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Treasure Trade Held on Cleary Walkway

The T. Anne Cleary Walkway transformed into a thrift shop Tuesday for Treasure Trade, an opportunity...

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Upcoming Events

Iowa City Farmer's Market - Wednesday Market

Iowa City Farmer's Market - Wednesday Market


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

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Bike Month: Writers and Riders Slow Roll

Bike Month: Writers and Riders Slow Roll


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Happy Hollow Park

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Iowa City Farmer's Market - Saturday Market

Iowa City Farmer's Market - Saturday Market


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

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June Family Day at Iowa Raptor Project

June Family Day at Iowa Raptor Project


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Macbride Nature Recreation Area

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Ride 4 Youth - Annual Charity Bike Ride

Ride 4 Youth - Annual Charity Bike Ride


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Climate Narrative Blog

The Impact of Transporting Food

  New Youtube Channel on Sustainable and Regenerative Lifestyle Practices Taking Off

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Erica’s Final Project

For my final project I am creating a children’s book. Title: Clay and The Change in the Iowa River O...

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Mac’s Project Excerpt

For my presentation I will have a live skit performed by myself and two other actors. The premise of...

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Maggie’s Final Project

 I interviewed Blair Frank, climate activist and co-founder of Gaia’s Peace Garden in Iowa City and ...

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Update on Dawson’s Final Project

So it has been very tedious drawing this book project. I am an artist, so I have to make sure that t...

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Alejandro’s Project Finalized

Here’s a short clip of the project I’ll be presenting next Wednesday, May 3rd. Here are the first fo...

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Hip Hop and Climate Change

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and We Gon’...

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Sustainability at Iowa

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