As part of the national RecycleMania competition, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to recycle as part of a spring-cleaning effort from March 10-14 in their offices, residence halls, or apartments. Story
UI graduate Marcelo Mena-Carrasco's interests in musical diversity, sustainability, and cultural diversity all will inform his work as Chile's nextundersecretary of the environment.
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As ash trees are dying due to infestation with emerald ash borer, the UI is burning the trees in the boilers that generate the steam that heats and cools campus buildings, which will help the university reach its goal of generating 40 percent of its energy through renewable sources by 2020. Story from: The Gazette
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics reduced food waste by 40 percent in 2013 by eliminating less-popular menu items and cutting surplus servings. The hospital donated more food to organizations that feed the hungry and composted 77 tons of food waste.
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The University of Iowa is approaching its 2020 sustainability goals, one acre at a time, planting 16 acres of miscanthus, a plant used for fuel, in 2013 with plans to increase to 2,500 acres by 2015.
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Ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer often are left to rot or burn in landfills, but the University of Iowa is hoping those trees can be turned into wood chips and made into fuel for their power plant.
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2014.01.15 | By University Communication and Marketing | 08:50 AM
The University of Iowa opens a series of events in Des Moines Tuesday, Jan. 28, with a talk by P. Barry Butler, UI executive vice president and provost, on wind energy, which has emerged as a vital part of Iowa’s energy economy. Story
Ferman Milster, principal engineer for the UI’s Office of Sustainability, says officials hope to take the state's threatened or dying ash trees, process them into wood chips, mix it with coal, and make steam and electricity in the campus power plant.
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Insurance and agricultural officials in Iowa say extreme weather is having a more pronounced impact on their industries, which are critical parts of the state's economy; the size and scale of the challenges confronting them were outlined Tuesday at a UI panel on extreme weather.
Story from: USA Today