One of the ways the University of Iowa fosters leadership is by encouraging involvement in student organizations. Several sustainability-related groups thrive on campus and engage participants in action, outreach and education. The success of these groups hinges on the creativity and dedication of students and collaboration with the campus community. These organizations leave a lasting legacy at UI and provide a tangible real-life experience for UI students. To learn more about student organizations on campus visit: http://uiowa.orgsync.com/. See also this list of campus sustainabilty resources that lists organizations and contacts.
Check out these sustainability-oriented student groups
The UI Environmental Coalition is composed of diverse young minds working together to reduce energy use, waste, pollution, and environmental negligence on campus and in our community.
Net Impact focuses on sustainability and social responsibility in business. The mission of Net Impact is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our chapter focuses on building knowledge about sustainability and sustainable practices.
The garden provides an educational model that addresses environmental, social, cultural, and economical issues that affect our contemporary food system.
Bike Friends promotes cycling fun and safety through group rides, touring trips, and biking orientated activities. The goal of Bike Friends is to encourage students, faculty, and staff to bike for recreation, promote health, a foster a friendly environment for recreational bicycling.
The UI Chapter of the American Wind Energy Association promotes wind energy on campus through projects, events, and professional development for careers in wind energy and other areas that focus on the environment and sustainability.
ICIGO is a student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences that utilizes experiences and skills gained in the classroom to support projects focused on sustainability in the community and state. Check out their website for more information.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise