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One Sustainable Iowa Symposium

One Sustainable Iowa Symposium

April 1, 2021 - 8:00am

Join us for a month-long celebration of sustainability.  The UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment is co-hosting the One Sustainable Iowa Earth Month Symposium during the entire month of April.  The Symposium will consist of free virtual programming offered by numerous Iowa colleges and universities.  The goals of the Symposium are to develop a sustainability communication platform and build connections between students, faculty, and staff engaged in sustainability across Iowa. ...

Earth Month Symposium Kickoff:  Campus Updates

Earth Month Symposium Kickoff: Campus Updates

April 1, 2021 - 10:00am

Join students, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across Iowa to kick off the One Sustainable Iowa Earth Month Symposium.  Schools will highlight new, innovative, or prominent sustainability programs, classes, and projects happening on their campus. A Q&A discussion will follow....

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 5, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 6, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Rooting for a Sustainable Future:  Native Plants and Prairie Restoration

Rooting for a Sustainable Future: Native Plants and Prairie Restoration

April 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

Did you know the tallgrass prairie roots were once so dense that pioneers’ plows couldn’t cut through the Iowa soil? Did you know Iowa has a native tortoise, the Ornate Box Turtle? Come to this event to learn more about the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the natural history of Iowa. Led by student intern Megan Lenss, this event will discuss the benefits and services of native plants and their importance in building a sustainable future. Each participant will receive a free native plant field...

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 7, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Environmental Brunch Seminar: Dr. Michelle Scherer - Lead and Iowa City Drinking Water

April 7, 2021 - 9:30am

This Environmental Brunch Seminar features Dr. Michelle Scherer from UI's College of Engineering.  Her talk will focus on the Lead and Iowa City Drinking Water....

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Climate Crisis

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Climate Crisis

April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94839769875 ...

Supporting Underrepresented Students in Sustainability

Supporting Underrepresented Students in Sustainability

April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join us to learn how you can support underrepresented students in sustainability! Students Hallie Lartius and Julia Krist created the UI Office of Sustainability's Underrepresented Students in Sustainability (USS) Program in 2019. A year later, the program has provided mentoring and funding to over 25 students and future leaders in sustainability. In this presentation, we will offer a guide on how to create similar programs at your institution and share our own students' experiences on...

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 8, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 9, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 12, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 13, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Resume & Interview Guidance Webinar

Resume & Interview Guidance Webinar

April 13, 2021 - 3:30pm

This webinar will help students and recent graduates who are entering the workforce prepare for resumes and interviews. You will find out what recruiters from two Iowa-based environmental engineering firms are looking for in a resume and learn how to structure it to give you the best chance of earning an interview. These unprecedented times have changed the hiring process with less in person contact and more virtual communication. This webinar will help guide you through the virtual interview...

Courtney Moline, Sustainability Manager, HNI

Courtney Moline, Sustainability Manager, HNI

April 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

Courtney Moline is the sustainability manager at HNI Corporation. She leads the implementation of sustainable initiatives for HNI's furniture and fireplace brands and supports HNI's long-term corporate social responsibility efforts. As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and as one of Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies in 2020, HNI is committed to environmental and social responsibility. HNI supports the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals and conducts business in a manner...

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 14, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Erick Fadness Memorial Bike Check Up

Erick Fadness Memorial Bike Check Up

April 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

APRIL 7 EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN:  RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 14 UIEC and Bike Friends’ bike check up is looking a little different this year. We are hosting it in honor of Erick Fadness, a late exec and friend who adored biking. Geoff’s Bike and Ski and World of Bikes will be at Hubbard Park next to the IMU from 1-3:30PM offering FREE bike repairs and tune ups. At the event, we will be accepting donations to the Erick Fadness Memorial Scholarship Fund.

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 15, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Student Sustainability Forum

Student Sustainability Forum

April 15, 2021 - 10:00am

This discussion forum is intended for students from different universities to discuss what exactly sustainability looks like at their respective school. Topics for discussion will include working with university administration, engaging people who are apathetic about sustainability initiatives, environmental justice and how to implement it in a university setting, successful and unsuccessful projects, turning sustainable ideas into action, and many more!...

Asking Your Legislators to Take Climate Action:  A Guide to Meeting with Your Elected Officials

Asking Your Legislators to Take Climate Action: A Guide to Meeting with Your Elected Officials

April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

Our elected officials represent us and should therefore act on the opinions of their constituents. In order to do that, they have to know what their constituents want. One of the best ways to let them know is through conversation. However, meeting with an elected official or one of their staff can be incredibly intimidating. This workshop will give you tools to make the process a little easier through conversation with other students and congressional staffers!...

QT Closet Pop Up Event

QT Closet Pop Up Event

April 16, 2021 - 8:00am

Student leaders have been working hard to put together a wonderful and supportive initiative, the QT Closet! The QT Closet will be a free, gender-affirming clothing closet. Clothing donations will be accepted the week of April 5-9 and the pop-up "shopping" event will take place the week of April 12-16 in the Pride House. Shopping will function on an appointment basis, see link below....

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

April 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

Iowa Environmental Council is bringing the On Tour festival to Iowa, featuring films and panels that will spark conversation about making Iowa a better place to live, work, and explore!...

Lunch and Learn with The Office of Sustainability

April 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

Learn more about sustainability and how you can make a difference on campus at our Lunch and Learn featuring the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability. This event will focus on discussions surrounding sustainability, so come with your questions ready! Register at the following link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtc--vqj0sHNZf2jjW1j4rvtvoMtLWwcX0

A Conversation on Climate Science, Policy and Justice with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

A Conversation on Climate Science, Policy and Justice with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

April 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, founder of Urban Ocean Lab and Ocean Collectiv. This will be a moderated discussion. More details will be released soon....

Environmental Brunch Seminar: Travis Kraus - Iowa's Initiative for Sustainable Communities

April 21, 2021 - 9:30am

This Environmental Brunch Seminar features Travis Kraus from Urban and Regional Planning.  His talk will focus on the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities....

Round Table Discussion on Underrepresentation in Sustainability

Round Table Discussion on Underrepresentation in Sustainability

April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join the student-interns behind UI's Underrepresented Students in Sustainability program for this round table discussion on underrepresentation in sustainability. All students are welcomed to attend and share their thoughts on how underrepresentation affects the student experience in sustainability. Students will have a chance to speak among themselves, and staff from each university will be in attendance to hear and respond to your thoughts and ideas....

Climate Change Teach In

Climate Change Teach In

April 22, 2021 - 10:00am

Teach-In 10am-4 pm:...

Environmental Brunch Seminar: Judy Joyce - Field of Dreams and the Bear Creek Restoration

April 28, 2021 - 9:30am

This Environmental Brunch Seminar features Judy Joyce from Impact7G.  Her talk will focus on the Field of Dreams and the Bear Creek Restoration....