Aluna-Aro Olaniyi

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Aluna-Aro Olaniyi
Project Intern

Aluna-Aro is a third-year Environmental Science Major with an Environmental Policy Minor and a Certificate of Sustainability. Sustainability is important to Aluna-Aro because “it is a framework as well as a philosophy that can steer us in the direction to fix a lot of economic, social, and environmental disparities in this world.” At the Office of Sustainability, she is developing an ICON sustainability course that will be accessible to students, faculty, and staff to learn about sustainability in a practical way. The modules will include general academic definitions of sustainability and then applications of those teachings to Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Outside of the office, Aluna-Aro conducts monthly trash pickups around her neighborhood and upcycles certain materials to steer them away from landfills. Aluna-Aro also recently installed three garden beds at the University African American Cultural Center. If you are interested in learning more about the garden installation project, visit the Daily Iowan for more information. 

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