Events

TREE TOURS: Nature Walk & Talks

TREE TOURS: Nature Walk & Talks

May 20, 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....

2022 Campus Wellness Scavenger Hunt

June 1, 2022 - 8:00am

The liveWELL Campus Wellness Scavenger Hunt runs all summer long (June 1-Aug. 31, 2022). Join us this year for a new theme that includes a chance to explore green spaces on the UI campus, fun learning opportunities, and the chance to increase your steps....

Farm to Institution Purchasing: How do we increase sales?

Farm to Institution Purchasing: How do we increase sales?

June 8, 2022 - 6:00pm

The Johnson County Food Policy Council invites you to their 8th annual public forum, “Farm to Institution Purchasing: How Do We Increase Sales?” This annual event focuses on increasing community awareness of and engagement with local food system challenges and opportunities. This year’s forum will work to motivate change in the community to increase local food purchases made by institutions, such as universities, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. ...

TREE TOURS: Nature Walk & Talks

TREE TOURS: Nature Walk & Talks

June 17, 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....

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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!