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Sustainable Citizen: Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz

Sustainable Citizen: Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz

Vanessa Fixmer-Oriaz found her passion for environmentalism when a Justin Timberlake meme caught her eye. The poster, sporting the phrase “Bringing Ge...

Hawkeye Service Teams Work on Urban Farms Over Spring Break

Hawkeye Service Teams Work on Urban Farms Over Spring Break

University of Iowa students on two Hawkeye Service Teams spent their spring break working on sustainable urban farms that provide healthy fruits and v...

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

Operating Coal-Free By 2025

University of Iowa (UI) President, Bruce Harreld, announced in February 2017 that the university campus will be coal-free by 2025. “In 2025, we expect...

Daily Iowan: UI jumps into Recyclemania

Daily Iowan: UI jumps into Recyclemania

In the past two months, 29 garbage trucks’ worth of waste have been diverted from the landfill on the University of Iowa campus.Throughout a nationwid...

Earth Month 2017

Earth Month 2017

The Office of Sustainability invites you to celebrate Earth Month at the University of Iowa. This year’s theme is “Sustainability Connects Us All,” wh...

Be a Green Event Volunteer

Be a Green Event Volunteer

Through a new program, Green Event Volunteers are being sought to help with waste diversion efforts at events at the Iowa Memorial Union.This program,...

Professor Therm: How to reduce cooling energy costs

Professor Therm: How to reduce cooling energy costs

The cooling season will upon us shortly. Are you ready for the higher energy bills? According to the Department of Energy, homeowners spend $29 billio...

Sustainable Citizen: Elizabeth Hubing

Sustainable Citizen: Elizabeth Hubing

Name: Elizabeth Hubing Position(s) on Campus:  Marketing/ communications intern for sustainability at Tippie College of Business, co-president of Bike...

RecycleMania 2017 Update

RecycleMania 2017 Update

March 1 marks the halfway point of RecycleMania, and there are no signs of slowing down! Thanks to your efforts, we recycled or composted 67 percent a...

Daily Iowan: UISG Seeks to Ditch Plastic

Daily Iowan: UISG Seeks to Ditch Plastic

During the first week of the semester, the checkout counter of the Iowa Hawk Shop distributes tons of school supplies in plastic bags. This is somethi...

Sustainable Citizen: Darrow Center

Sustainable Citizen: Darrow Center

STATS:Name: Darrow Center Position(s) on Campus: Energy conservation intern to Doug Litwiller, office assistant for Engineering Computer Services, for...

Des Moines Register: University of Iowa announces it will be coal-free by 2025

Des Moines Register: University of Iowa announces it will be coal-free by 2025

The president of the University of Iowa announced Monday that the Iowa City-based campus will be coal-free by 2025.Over the next eight years, UI Presi...

The Daily Iowan: UISG Boosts Sustainable Printing

The Daily Iowan: UISG Boosts Sustainable Printing

The University of Iowa Student Government passed a resolution on Tuesday that proposed to work with Information Technology Services to establish equit...

Iowa Now: UI announces it will be coal free by 2025

Iowa Now: UI announces it will be coal free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal.University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announc...

Daily Iowan: Thinking Globally About Air Pollution

Daily Iowan: Thinking Globally About Air Pollution

UI Professor Gregory Carmichael discusses the effects of air pollution in the 34th presidential lecture.On a February day with blue skies and a high o...

Daily Iowan: To Bee or Not to Bee

Daily Iowan: To Bee or Not to Bee

A decline in the population of bees and other pollinators is a pressing issue today, but things may not be as severe as some people may fear.Stephen H...

Daily Iowan: Recyclemania Surges Through UI

Daily Iowan: Recyclemania Surges Through UI

Recyclemania, an annual, campus-wide event that started on Feb. 5, has a simple goal: reduce waste throughout the University of Iowa campus.This is th...

Cycling Through Snow

Cycling Through Snow

 Some say he's crazy. Others just think it.Anthony Lucio, a University of Iowa Ph.D candidate and avid cyclist, has come to expect the skeptical glanc...

Daily Iowan: Sustainability Summit Held Feb. 3

Daily Iowan: Sustainability Summit Held Feb. 3

Business leaders and M.B.A. students gathered for the annual Sustainability Summit 2017 to discuss how companies are integrating sustainable strategie...

Beth MacKenzie: Waste Reducer

Beth MacKenzie: Waste Reducer

Beth MacKenzie joined the University of Iowa in September as the recycling coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, a branch of Facilities Managem...

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