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Happy #PlasticFreeJuly!
People around the world have pledged to go #plasticfree this July, and we hope you'll join us in reducing plastic consumption this month!
We are excited to announce our new Sustainable Student Projects database, designed to feature and share exceptional student projects at the University of Iowa!
View the database here. Submit your project here.
We are excited to announce our new Sustainability Scientists and Scholars database, designed to connect faculty working in sustainability disciplines at the University of Iowa!
View the database here. Submit your profile here.
For UI faculty and research staff:
We are pleased to inform you about the Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future (ISSSF) project funding opportunity. This project, funded by the Provost Investment Fund, is primarily a seed grant program focused on sustainability science and outreach. Investigators may submit proposals for up to $40,000. We expect to fund 2-3 proposals each year for the next three years.
The proposal deadline is August 1, 2019. For guidelines and submission details, please visit our website.
Upcoming Events
Mondays - Paddle in the Park Series, 2pm - 3:30pm
Wednesdays - 
1 Million Cups, MERGE, 9am - 10am
Wednesdays - 
IC Farmer's Market, Chauncey Swan Ramp, 5pm - 7pm
Thursdays - 
Party in the Park Series, 6:30pm - 8pm
Saturdays - 
IC Farmer's Market, Chauncey Swan Ramp, 7:30am - 12pm
Saturdays - 
Vegetable Gardening Class, 220 S. Gilbert St., 9:30am - 12:30pm
July 11th - Eco Film: "Climate Refugees," IC Public Library, 7pm
July 11th -
Johnson County Blood Drive, JC Public Health, 9am - 1pm
July 12th - 13th -
Environmental Lung Disease Symposium, UIHC, 12pm - 3pm
July 12th -14th -
Startup Weekend, MERGE, 5pm - 8pm
July 13th - 14th -
Bike & Hike Weekend, 622 46th Ave, 10am - 5pm
July 13th - 
Raptor Meet-n-Greet, F.W. Kent Park, 1pm - 2pm
July 13th -
Monarch Fest, Indian Creek Nature Center, 10am - 1pm
July 13th -
Native Bees Workshop, Johnson County 4-H, 9am  - 11am
July 17th -
Flat Repair Clinic, Geoff's Bike & Ski, 10:30am - 11:30pm
July 20th - 
Riverfront Crossings Grand Opening, 3pm - 10pm
July 25th - Aug. 3rd -
Rummage in the Ramp, Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
July 26th -
Moth Night, F.W. Kent Park, 8:30pm - 10pm
July 27th -
29th ADA Celebration, Ped Mall, 10am - 12pm
Find eco-friendly events all summer long on our website!
Opportunities and Scholarships
NWF Graduate Research Fellowship, apply before July 19th.
ISSSF Research Funding, apply before August 1.
ENRE Student Fellowship, apply before September 28.
Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps Member, apply before June 30th.
Wildwoods Farm Production Worker, apply soon.
CIVIC Internship, apply soon.
IC Climate Action and Adaptation Board Student Member, apply soon.
Find more funding and career opportunities on our website!
Take JMC:1800 21st Century Science: Environmental Communication in the Digital Age this Fall, and learn how information created by scientists is used by the media! It also fulfills the Sustainability Certificate's core requirement.
Take ENVS:3230 Sustainable Landscapes this Fall, and learn about the principles & techniques of ecological restoration!  
Learn more on our website!
Sustainability News
"Noel Mills and Conrad Beech are two Hawkeyes who are ready to act on water quality initiatives in Iowa. They have seen the effects of contamination in Iowa’s waterways first hand, and they are equally concerned about the impact of contaminated water as it travels downstream."

Read about Noel and Conrad's research and how they are encouraging Iowa lawmakers to act on water quality on our website. Watch the story via IGTV.
"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.
"New bike lanes will now run the length of Clinton Street downtown, providing a designated area for cyclists to ride safely. Clinton Street, previously a four-lane road with two lanes for traffic in each direction, now has a single lane of traffic in each direction with a center turn lane."

Read about the new bike lanes on Clinton Street and how they are improving campus commutes via The Daily Iowan.
"Students often study the principles of ecological restoration but rarely have a chance to implement them firsthand. In 'Sustainable Landscapes,' students have a unique opportunity to actively participate in the ecological restoration of a rare and endangered native landscape -- the Tallgrass Prairie.."

Read our interview with ENVS:3230 "Sustainable Landscapes" Instructor Michael Fallon on our website. Enroll in the course today via MyUI.
Do you have a story about sustainability in Iowa?
Contact the Sustainability News Network at for help creating and distributing your story. We are happy to help!
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