Sustainability

The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

The Student Experience: Alex Zeppieri

Engineering major develops sustainable furniture from cork...and it's comfy
Sustainability via serendipity: A course cancellation led Alex Zeppieri toward the path of designing and constructing environmentally sustainable furniture. It was a wonderful intersection of his two primary areas of study: engineering and art.
Portrait of co-presidents of UI Student Garden

Feeding their passions

Growing garden helps students grow careers
By tending to nearly half an acre on the west side of campus, the co-presidents of the UI Student Garden have learned to grow a variety of vegetable, herbs, and flowers. But they also have picked up valuable job skills, fine-tuned their career aspirations, 
and gained personal insight.
Jeffrey Ding

UI undergraduate’s investment in ‘sustainable relationships’ draws awards

Junior Jeffrey Ding wins 2015 Truman, Udall Scholarships
Caring about people and the planet has earned University of Iowa junior Jeffrey Ding two national recognitions—2015 Truman and Udall Scholarships. Ding, who is pursuing majors in economics, political science, and Chinese, will intern this summer with the U.S. Department of State.
rural image with rows of corn

Hancher to present 'All Recipes Are Home'

Collaboration with Working Group Theatre part of UI Food for Thought semester
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present "All Recipes Are Home" April 17-18 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This new play, co-commissioned by Hancher and created by Iowa City’s Working Group Theatre, explores how food, farming, sustainability, and agriculture affect our lives and culture.
prairie photograph

Considering imaginative power of the prairie

UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
The Iowa Humanities Festival considers the imaginative power of the prairie as presenters from colleges, universities, and cultural institutions across Iowa highlight the humanities in the Midwest.
Earth month logo 2015

Celebrate Earth Month

UI offers series of activities and events to celebrate culture of sustainability
From an Earth Month Bike Challenge to an Iowa Climate Festival, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability is partnering with others to celebrate the culture of sustainability during Earth Month at the University of Iowa.

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.

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