Sustainability

Summer savings in the classroom

UI cools summer energy bills by consolidating classroom use
The University of Iowa is saving money and energy by strategically planning its summer classroom use.

Wanted: Eco Hawks for sustainability

All students, staff, and faculty invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability on campus, beyond
All University of Iowa students, staff, and faculty are invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability on campus and beyond.
photo of industrial manufacturing plant at night

Anthropocene, front and center

Obermann symposium March 5-7 to offer rich selection of lectures, performances, and art related to "Age of Man"
If a geological age can have a “moment,” the Anthropocene is having its right now. Increasingly popular and recognizable, the term was coined 15 years ago by Nobel laureate and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen to denote the present geological time interval. The Anthropocene will be front and center at a three-day interdisciplinary Obermann symposium on the UI campus, March 5-7.
Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth's largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.

UI to establish dedicated energy crops in eastern Iowa

A big step forward in energy sustainability
The University of Iowa will soon be growing its own crop dedicated entirely to creating energy. The plant—a sterile hybrid grass called Miscanthus—will be harvested and used to supply power, steam, and chilled water to the main campus.

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