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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.
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
June 12th - Hunger Banquet, Radisson Hotel, 5:30pm
June 13th - Invasive Species Field Day, 1700 S. Riverside Dr., 9am - 2pm
June 13th - Pro H2O, The River Center, Des Moines, 6:30pm - 9pm
June 13th - Eco Film: "Plastic Planet," IC Public Library, 7pm
June 14th - Firefly Night Hike, F.W. Kent Park, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
June 20th - Ciha Fen Berry Picking Hike, Ciha Fen Preserve, 10am - 12pm
June 20th - Froggin' Fun, F.W. Kent Park, 6:30pm - 8pm
June 22nd - Brake the Cycle of Homelessness, Terry Trueblood, 9am - 3pm
June 22nd - Raptor Meet-n-Greet, F.W. Kent Park, 1pm - 2pm
June 29th - BIG ROVE Bike Ride, 1225 S. Gilbert St., 8am - 8pm
July 7th - July 12th - Iowa Project AWARE, Boone River
July 11th - Eco Film: "Climate Refugees," IC Public Library, 7pm
July 13th - Raptor Meet-n-Greet, F.W. Kent Park, 1pm - 2pm
Find events all summer long on our website!
Opportunities and Scholarships
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
"The UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment is looking to carve out a hub for researchers across campus looking to study environmental issues across Iowa and beyond."

Read more at the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
"Arches National Park is a place of serene, mystical beauty: a rugged collection of breathtaking natural rock formations and ancient sandstone arches that can forever change the way people look at life."

Read more at IOWANow.
"Students have been throwing glitter, or even spraying bottles of champagne, for that celebratory shot. What's left behind after the moment is captured is often a sticky, non-biodegradable mess." 

Read more at CBS2Iowa.
"Michael Simon and Garik Himebaugh are two Iowa City entrepreneurs who are actually hoping to put their companies out of business. As entrepreneurs dedicated to sustainability, both have found innovative ways to solve the issues that they care about. The faster their work is finished, the faster they can start working on another problem."

Read more on our website.
This story is part of a continuing series on sustainability in the University of Iowa and Iowa City community. Send us your story at
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