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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.

Nov. 7 - Masters of Public Affairs Open House, School of Urban & Regional Planning, 4pm-6pm
Nov. 9 - 2nd Annual VegFest of Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood Regional Center, 10:30am-4pm
Nov. 10 -  Bird Banding, Indian Creek Nature Center, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Nov. 12 - Connie Mutel: Climate Evolution, Old Capital Museum Senate Chamber, 6:30pm

Nov. 13 - Oscar C. Schmidt Iowa Business Leadership Award, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 6pm-8pm, RSVP
Nov. 21 - Climate Crisis: Truth in Action Presentation & Panel, College of Public Health Building, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Nov. 21 - IC Climate Expo, Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Nov. 24 & 25 - 19th Annual Iowa Organic Conference, Iowa Memorial Union,  (24) 3pm-8pm & (25) 8am-5pm, register here
Nov. 24 - Dreaming of a Vetter World, IMU Big Ten Theater, 3pm-5pm

Find more eco-friendly events 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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The University of Iowa’s Graduate and Professional Student Government seeks to showcase local restaurants through climate-conscious menu items within the Iowa City community — specifically its food scene.

GPSG Sustainability Committee Co-Chairs Christian Bako and Amina Grant proposed the passport. The pair began working on the project last academic year, Bako said.

“This idea was inspired by something called the ‘Pub Pass’ up in the Twin Cities,” Bako said. “You can grab a pass and go to multiple breweries up there. I thought it was a pretty cool idea and knew we could take it back to Iowa City and take it from the sustainability angle to integrate it into GPSG’s work.”

GPSG President Dexter Golinghorst said the co-chairs applied for the Iowa City Community Climate Action Grant, which allows for the project to be funded in the short term.

Read more about making Iowa City's restaurant menus conscious on The Daily Iowan.

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University of Iowa Parking and Transportation has partnered with the Eastern Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) to offer discounted bus passes for university students, faculty, and staff to ride 380 Express. The discounted bus passes will be available to university faculty and staff employed 50% or greater and all students. University riders can begin purchasing the discounted bus passes on October 11, 2019.

Read more about how to retrieve your discount code on our website.

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Nearly half of the University of Iowa’s waste comes from UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Providing over 1 million patients each year with medical care and serving 9,000 meals a day, the hospital sends a significant amount of waste to the landfill — 34 percent of which has the potential to be reduced. These include things like drinks in styrofoam cups for patients, or plastic bags provided at convenience stores.
UI senior Claire Jacobmeyer has spent the last year working as the UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment project intern for waste reduction at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Her challenge has been to find ways to reduce waste at an institution that relies on single-use products to remain sanitary for patient safety and health.

Read more about how Claire is working to overcome this challenge on our website.
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University of Iowa administrators met Thursday to discuss the school’s sustainability goals. This meeting followed months of protests from Iowa City students and community members, including a visit from international climate activist Greta Thunberg. The strikers have called on the university to create a Town-Gown Climate Accord with the city and to end coal burning at the university’s power plant. 

Read more about the University's sustainable goals for the coal plant on Iowa Environmental Focus.
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