Sustainability

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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.
Beth MacKenzie standing in front of recycleable materials

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.
arborist andy dahl, dressed as johnny appleseed, reads to children

Tree freak

UI arborist Andy Dahl is in the right line of work
UI arborist Andy Dahl has loved trees for as long as he can remember. Now, he manages the more than 8,000 trees growing on UI property in Iowa City and Coralville.
woman reaching skyward at visual arts building grand opening

Modern art

UI dedicates its new technologically advanced and artistically inspiring Visual Arts Building
Hundreds of art students and faculty joined dancers, musicians, and local dignitaries in the brilliantly lit central foyer of the Visual Arts Building on Friday to dedicate the new building.

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