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Have a great summer, Hawkeyes!
We will continue to be located in 301 CC when you return in the fall.
Upcoming Events
May 3rd - 11th - "Donate Don't Dump" Annual Event
May 7th - Big Grove for Good, Big Grove Brewery, 5pm - 8pm
May 7th -
Columbus Junction Storytelling, BCSC 101, 7pm - 9pm
May 8th -
Plant a Study Buddy!, T. Anne Cleary Walkway, 9am - 12pm
May 22nd - "
Climate Change is Sickening," Robert A. Lee Rec, 7pm - 8:30pm
June 29th -
BIG ROVE Bike Ride, Big Grove Brewery, 8am - 8pm
July 7th - 12th -
Iowa Project AWARE at the Boone River

Help clean the Boone River from July 7th - July 12th for the 17th Annual Iowa Project AWARE!

Register before June 15th, or before May 15th for an Early Bird Discount.
Join us on May 8-11 for Donate Don't Dump, the University of Iowa's annual move-out donation drive to help UI students and their families repurpose or recycle items they no longer need.

We're looking for volunteers to help make our move-out donation drive a great success!  Individuals and groups are welcome.

Shifts are available May 8 - May 11 and are 3 hours long.  Water and snacks will be provided. 

Upcoming Opportunities & Scholarships in Sustainability
The Iowa City Climate Action and Adaptation Board (CAAB) is looking for a new student member who is currently attending college/university in Iowa City. Apply today!
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.

Interesting News in Sustainability

"The impact of plastic straws in Iowa City" via The Daily Iowan

"Sustainability by design: making art from trash" via OSE

"UI students win cash prizes at the 2019 Impact Competition" via OSE

"These grandparents are dropping everything to fight climate change" via USAToday

"UI students make campus green space more habitable for bees with a new garden" via The Daily Iowan

"Advice from climate scientist, Dr. Scott Denning" via OSE

"UI Office of Sustainability offers new vision, expands academic and research efforts under new director" via IowaNow

"It portrays the reality of the world that is closing in on us—one covered in trash." - Al Gonzales

Two UI students found a way to turn trash into art, spreading a powerful message about sustainability and the world around us. Read more here.

"It's absolute critical that the people whose lives are on the line with climate change understand it, take it seriously, and do something about it." - Dr. Scott Denning

Read the rest of our interview with Dr. Denning here.

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