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Student Resources

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Learn how to recycle in the residence halls

Find out what you can and can't recycle

Download printable posters for your room


Enroll in the Residence Hall Composting Program to give your food scraps new life

Learn more about composting on campus

Get Green Room Certified

Fill out an online survey about your sustainable behaviors to earn your green room certification

Study Sustainability

Browse 73+ sustainability-focused degrees, minors, and certificates

Check out the Sustainability Certificate, which can be added to any major

Learn more about sustainability in academics

Join Sustainability Student Orgs

Build friendships and leadership experience through your choice of 15+ sustainability-oriented student groups

Conduct Real-World Research

Pursue research experiences with world renowned experts in sustainabilty

Meet Your Mentors

Develop long-term, impactful relationships with UI's sustainability professionals and other program participants in our Underrepresented Students in Sustainability Mentorship Program

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook @sustainUI

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  More Resources


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  • Visit the Students tab for resources including scholarship and internship opportunities, project templates, examples of past student projects, student organizations, and more!

  • Learn about opportunities to incorporate sustainability into your degree program and/or career with our Academic Program Finder.

  • Find research and/or mentor opportunities with our Sustainability Scientists and Scholars database.

  • If you're interested in applying sustainability to other academic areas, visit our Associated Departments page.

Student Organizations

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  • For events you're hosting, visit our Compost At Events page and aim for minimal waste at the event! For a complete guide to zero-waste events, view this PDF.
  • For Tippie College of Business events and meetings, consider this guide for sustainable planning.
  • Use this flier at events to encourage people to take a picture of your marketing or informational flier instead of taking a physical copy. 
  • Connect with our Student Ambassadors to discuss specific topics with your org, sports club, FSL group, etc.


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