Office of Sustainability and the Environment Open House

January 31, 2020 - 12:00am

The OSE invites everyone to come see our new office space in 3 Jessup Hall! Although we are still working on projects to make this space our own, we are ready to let you all in to see our progress!

Iowa City Holistic Health Expo

Iowa City Holistic Health Expo

February 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Eastern Iowa's best collection of Holistic Health Providers for body, mind and spirit.   This Expo will include alternative providers for the industries of: -Yoga -Acupuncture -Chiropractic -Float Therapy -Functional Medicine -Massage Therapy and more

Using Elements of Design to Upcycle

Using Elements of Design to Upcycle

February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm

At this workshop, the major elements of design and how to use the elements to upcycle will be discussed. A variety of methods and materials, as well as, upcycling project ideas will be covered.  Please bring a sketch book or notebook and drawing utensils of your choice. (Some drawing materials will be provided.) RSVP is required, as space is limited. RSVP to or call 319-887-6110. Event is no cost.

Say YES to Foraging in Winter

February 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

**Registration is required. Email or call 319-645-1011.** Take a walk with a JCC naturalist and learn about some of the foods and medicines that can be foraged in winter! This program is mostly outdoors and features a walk over uneven terrain. We will meet at the Conservation Education Center in F.W. Kent Park. Some time will be spent on preparing foraged items. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Sustainability on Social Media

    Sustainability by the Numbers

    students and faculty
    participating in Eco Hawks Program
    students enrolled in
    Certificate of Sustainability Program
    million pounds of waste
    recycled and diverted from landfill
    sustainability-related and
    focused classes to choose from
    million secured for
    sustainability-related research since 2014
    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!