Sustainability

The Wall Street Journal Priest reviews Bakke's 'The Grid'

Tyler Priest, associate professor of history and geography, examines The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, which looks at how the vast network that arose to provide electricity in a centralized and standardized fashion is “being colonized by a new logic: little, flexible, fast, adaptive, local.”

UI scientists using sunlight, water to make clean energy

College of Engineering faculty member renews research agreement with California-based startup
University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to develop a globally feasible, sustainable energy source.

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UI researcher’s data analysis will help policy makers better prepare for populations shifts and environmental changes
A University of Iowa researcher has received a $155,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an analytical tool that uses data to help planners and policy makers detect population shifts and environmental changes.

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.

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