Events

Iowa Water Conference

April 8, 2020 - 12:00am

This conference will focus on our evolving relationship with water at a personal and societal scale, as well as what the future may hold if we continue our current trajectory. Through scientific discovery, diverse change agents, and foresight on future challenges, we will move into an equitable and verdurous world of the future....

CANCELED Creative Conservation: An Evening with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne

CANCELED Creative Conservation: An Evening with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne

April 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

Don't miss your chance to see Stephanie Arne, Wildlife and Conservation Ambassador for Curiosity Stream and host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. An accomplished wildlife conservationist, Steph has worked in 18 countries and filmed stories on everything from polar bears to penguins. Join us to hear about successful conservation projects Steph has worked on and learn how you can make a difference locally and globally. Steph has appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show, Animal Planet, and The...

Designing & Planting a Food Forest

April 18, 2020 - 10:00am

Food forests are diverse, multilayered communities of food producing plants. Using the techniques of permaculture, learn how to create a food forest for any space. Lunch will include food from our food forest. Photo courtesy of Loma Vista Farm

Establish a Pollinator Garden

Establish a Pollinator Garden

April 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Support your buzzing friends by joining the community to establish a large pollinator garden at the new Creekside Park Edible Forest....

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    Sustainability by the Numbers

    1,897
    students and faculty
    participating in Eco Hawks Program
    225
    students enrolled in
    Certificate of Sustainability Program
    7.5
    million pounds of waste
    recycled and diverted from landfill
    400+
    sustainability-related and
    focused classes to choose from
    $21
    million secured for
    sustainability-related research since 2014
    36
    thousand hours invested by UI students
    and faculty through the Iowa Initiative
    for Sustainable Communities

    Rated “Silver” in Sustainability Tracking (STARS) by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
    Designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for 10 years and running!