Sustainability

Honors Tippie students win Alliant Energy case competition

A team of marketing students from the Tippie College of Business recently took first place in the Alliant Energy University Challenge Case Competition, held at the University of Iowa April 9.
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How well do you know the UI's trees?

Iowa launches Tree Inventory app on Arbor Day
The University of Iowa has debuted an app that details each of the more than 8,000 trees on campus. The UI Tree Inventory app delivers information about the number and location of trees and their condition, size, and species, with additional links to photos and descriptions.
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Office of Sustainability UI marks progress on 2020 sustainability goals

The University of Iowa has made significant progress on its 2020 Vision Sustainability Goals. Liz Christiansen, director of the Office of Sustainability, reported on the mid-term progress of the goals from 2010 to 2015 at an Earth Day open house April 22 in the Office of Sustainability.

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University of Iowa and Iowa DNR announce landmark agreement

UI reaffirms commitment to sustainability
The University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reached a landmark agreement on Tuesday, April 12, that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality.

Giving a jump to electric cars

UI competition to help Alliant Energy meet sustainability goals by encouraging electric-vehicle use
Alliant Energy wants more drivers to consider buying electric vehicles in order to decrease greenhouse-gas emissions and is turning to business students at the University of Iowa and other Iowa universities for help.

Prairie burn planned near State Hygienic Laboratory

Weather and ground conditions permitting, UI Landscape Services crews will conduct a controlled burn on the south side of the State Hygienic Laboratory, UI Research Park Campus, on Sunday, April 3, beginning at approximately 1 p.m.

KWWL-TV Students grow lettuce without soil

A team of University of Iowa students is growing hydroponic lettuce in a biology building greenhouse. The team aims to sell the lettuce to local stores. 

KCRG TV Students grow lettuce in an Iowa winter

A team of UI students is growing hydroponic lettuce in one of the university's biology buildings as part of a sustainability contest sponsored by the Tippie College of Business and Frontier Naturals. 

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