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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, 24 - Volunteer Prairie Seed Harvest, Conservation Education Center, 10:30am
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 
Nov. 2. - Adventure Trip to Whitewater Canyon, Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area, 9am-5pm, RSVP
Nov. 9 - 2nd Annual VegFest of Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood Regional Center, 10:30am-4pm

Find more eco-friendly events on our website!
Hawkeye Service Breaks Teams, enroll in your team soon.
Underrepresented Students in Sustainability Mentoring Program, apply soon.
Game Day Recycling Volunteer, sign up before each game.
Leopold Center Sustainability Scholarship, apply before October 30.
CIVIC Internship, apply soon.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program, apply soon.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Full-Time Service, apply soon.

Find more funding and career opportunities on our website!

Emma Nelson’s summer was spent outside, hanging out on trails, and talking to people about waste.

Nelson, a University of Iowa senior, worked at Mount Trashmore in Cedar Rapids as an intern with the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency.

Read more about Emma's work over the summer on our website

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Matt Dannenberg, a professor in the U-I Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, says we’re already seeing the start of what could be a very troublesome weather pattern in the years ahead that could be difficult for several species of trees, especially the bur oak.

Read more about the threat climate change poses to Iowa's State Tree on RadioIowa.

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Fast fashion is a controversial trend. While the clothing that’s produced as a result of this trend is by far cheaper than the designer styles, its process of recreating and imitating high fashion is harmful to the environment and labor workers, causing some consumers to strike against it. 

Fast fashion derives from the ever-changing, fast-paced concept of needing to stay on top of the latest trends, forcing companies to produce, waste and circulate more clothing items than they would if they focused on staple and basic items.

But how can the trend be avoided when it’s virtually everywhere? And how can action be taken against large companies that use such practices when people have no control over how they produce clothing items?

Read more about fast fashion's impact on the environment on Iowa State Daily.
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Mitchell Hora grows corn and soybeans in Washington County on a farm his family has owned for 115 years. He started planting cover crops four years ago and just recently started seeing economic progress after losing $100 an acre in his first year.

“In order to survive and play in this game, you have to be maximizing yield and minimize your influx,” Hora said. “And that’s how you survive in the world of ag right now, which is not good.”

Iowa farmers are under public scrutiny for their role in contributing to the changing climate because of recent political discourse, but are facing economic barriers in implementing solutions such as cover crops to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep carbon in the soil. In light of the 2020 presidential election and recent environmental reports from the United Nations and U.S. Department of Agriculture, climate change has consumed political conversations.

Read about the scrutiny farmers are facing in the light of political discourse and scientific reports on The Daily Iowan.
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