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Sustainability on Campus

Sustainability at the University of Iowa is framed by the work of many dedicated faculty, staff and students. Just a few of the topics within sustainability are presented here, including recycling, biking, energy, food, and green building. It's a dynamic list that we anticipate will evolve as the University community strives to be good stewards and advocates for sustainability.

Recycle More. Landfill Less.

Recycle like a Hawk!  The actions you take each day have a direct impact on the University of Iowa's goal to divert...

Biking at Iowa

As part of its 2020 Vision, the UI is committed to reducing the carbon impact of transportation and is seeking 10% reduction in per...

Facilities Management and Renewable Energy

The University of Iowa Facilities Management has a number of sustainable practices and programs to make...

Sustainable Food Practices at Iowa

Being a conscious consumer can help one limit their waste while having a positive impact on the global...

Building with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) promotes a whole-building...

two students walking on path in spring

Our Student Sustainability Ambassadors participate in education and outreach to help University of Iowa students understand how they can be more...

View this interactive map that shows sustainable features on the University of Iowa campus. It includes our stormwater measures such as rain...