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You can be green in August with our sustainability tips for students and staff! 
For UI faculty and research staff:
The deadline for Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future (ISSSF) project funding has been extended to August 7th, 2019

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 7, 2019. For guidelines and submission details, please visit our website.
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.
Submit your profile to 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.
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
Wednesdats -
Bicyclists of Iowa Social Ride, varying route, 6pm
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
August 8th - 
Eco Film: "Living the Change," IC Public Library, 7pm
August 10th -
Duck Day!, Museum of Natural History, 10am - 2pm
August 18th -
Say YES to Foraging in Summer, F.W. Kent Park, 1pm - 3:30pm
August 21st - 23rd -
On Iowa! Living Green on Campus, 301 CC, 10am
August 24th -
On Iowa! Farmer's Market Tour, East side of Old Capitol, 8:30am
August 25th -
Monarch Festival, Iowa City Municipal Airport, 10am - 12pm
August 28th -
Taste of Iowa City, Pedestrian Mall, 4pm - 8pm
Sept. 4th -
Student Involvement Fair, Hubbard Park, 6pm - 8pm
Sept. 6th -
UI Green Fall Social, Big Grove Taproom, 5pm - 7pm
Sept. 14th -
Iowa River Clean-Up, All Day
Find eco-friendly events all summer long on our website!
Opportunities and Scholarships
ISSSF Research Funding, apply before August 7.
OSE Content and Outreach Internship, apply before August 16.
OSE Pesticide Use Internship, apply before August 16.
ENRE Student Fellowship, apply before September 28.
Wildwoods Farm Production Worker, apply soon.
CIVIC Internship, apply soon.
IC Climate Action and Adaptation Board Student Member, apply soon.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Full-Time Service, apply soon.
Find more funding and career opportunities on our website!
Take ENVS:3230 Sustainable Landscapes this Fall, and learn about the principles & techniques of ecological restoration!  
Learn more 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.
Sustainability News
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 our website.
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"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.
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"Energy efficiency and sustainability were at the heart of the construction of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital from day one. ."

Read about the how the Children's Hospital achieved Gold LEED Status via The Loop.
"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.
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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