Sustainability

Facility Executive Operating coal-free by 2025

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced in February 2017 that the university campus will be coal-free by 2025. The University of Iowa Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.

UI and its Landscape Services Tree Crew honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA award

The University of Iowa and its Landscape Services Tree Crew were recently honored with the 2016 Tree Campus USA award at the 27th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The UI is one of only five Tree Campus USA award winners in Iowa. This is the eighth year in a row that the UI tree crew has received this honor.
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Office of Sustainability Celebrate Earth Month at the UI

The Office of Sustainability invites you to celebrate Earth Month at the University of Iowa. This year’s theme is “Sustainability Connects Us All,” which reflects on how sustainability is integrated in all facets of our campus, our community, and our planet.

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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
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Beth MacKenzie: Waste reducer

New recycling coordinator on a mission to lessen UI’s trash footprint
Meet Beth MacKenzie, the UI’s new recycling coordinator. Based in the Office of Sustainability, MacKenzie’s goal is to help the UI meet its 2020 target of diverting 60 percent of on-campus waste away from the landfill. She also leads Recyclemania 2017, an all-campus recycling initiative that begins on Feb. 5.
Luvvie Ajayi, author, speaker, and digital strategist, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber as part of Theme Semester programming and Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week.

Theme Semester 2017: Our Lives Online

Internet, technology the focus of spring 2017 Theme Semester
How have the Internet and technology changed us? Let’s take a closer look. Our Lives Online events begin with the UI’s WorldCanvass program at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and speaker Luvvie Ajayi at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
UI RideShare commute options

UI RideShare to save commuters time, money

Single-trip feature will help students and event attendees
A new, free UI RideShare for faculty, staff, and students can match users for regular commuting or single-trip traveling.

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