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Represent a Sustainable University with Game Day Recycling
Recycling and sorting at Kinnick Stadium gives a good impression of Iowa to opposing teams and their fans on game days. This is a great opportunity to show other Universities how Iowa implements sustainable measures to keep our campus clean (and better than theirs).

Do good while having fun on game day! As a volunteer for Game Day Recycling, you can soak in the game day atmosphere while engaging fans and helping them sort their recycling and waste into the correct bin.
Sign up to volunteer for Game Day Recycling here! Learn more about the program here.

Oct. - Campus Sustainability Month
Oct. - LGBTQ History Month

Oct. 5 - Save Our Streams Training, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 9am - 4pm, RSVP
Oct. 6 - Apple Cider Pressing Program, Lake Iowa Park, 1pm - 3pm
Oct. 9 - Artifishal: Free Documentary Screening, Filmscene, 6pm - 8:30pm, RSVP
Oct. 24 - Former Secretary of Energy on "Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future", Cornell College, 7pm, RSVP 
Oct. 24 & 25 - Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Grand River Center, all day, RSVP

Find more eco-friendly events on our website!
Underrepresented Students in Sustainability Mentoring Program, apply soon.
Game Day Recycling Volunteer, sign up before each game.
Campus RainWorks Challenge, submit your project before October 15.
Leopold Center Sustainability Scholarship, apply before October 30.
CIVIC Internship, apply soon.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Full-Time Service, apply soon.

Find more funding and career opportunities on our website!

The Indian Creek Nature Center is one of only 31 buildings in the world to achieve the Living Building Challenge Petal certification for its new “Amazing Space.” The center is the only building to receive this certification in Iowa, and it hopes to set the bar for sustainability across the state.

As the largest nonprofit nature center in Iowa, Indian Creek manages nearly 500 acres of land on various properties, said Jean Wiedenheft, the organization’s director of land stewardship. The center always focuses on providing a more sustainable future, she said, and this project shines a light on those efforts.

Read more about how the bar for sustainability is being set on The Daily Iowan

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Sustainability mentor program to be offered to UI underrepresented students
The UI Office of Sustainability is bridging the gap between underrepresented students and faculty members on campus to encourage diversity in sustainable science and open up important conversations to more voices.

The Underrepresented Students in Sustainability program is student-led and student-created. Faculty members within the sustainability sciences field pair up with students pursuing environmental careers to guide them during their time at the UI.

Read more about how marginalized communities play an important role in sustainability on The Daily Iowan

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The recent completion of the multiyear Kent Park Lake Restoration project brought forth the larger issue of water quality in Iowa as lawmakers and environmental advocates attempt to combat pollution of the state’s waterways.

Read about how lawmakers and environmental advocates are trying to combat pollution in Iowa's waterways on our website.
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University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) representatives made Big Ten history this month when they proposed and passed a resolution to declare a climate emergency at the annual Association of Big Ten Students Summer Conference.

"As student government leaders of the B1G Universities, we must make environmental sustainability a top priority in both our organizations and our institutions at large," said Student Body President Noel Mills in support of the resolution.

Read about the resolution and how UISG is acting on climate change on The Daily Iowan.
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"The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability launched a new database at the start of the summer to help connect researchers and professors with each other and the local community."

Read about our Sustainability Scientists and Scholars database and how it is bridging the gap between UI researchers and the community via The Daily Iowan.
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Contact the Sustainability News Network at for help creating and distributing your story. We are happy to help!
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