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  • Welcoming Campus grants promise to make IUPUI more hospitable
    Tue, 09 May 2017

    Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar has announced that 24 projects have received nearly $500,000 in grants from the Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund.

  • IUPUI wins with green power
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized IUPUI as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in The Summit League.

  • IUPUI Students attend 2017 Food, Waste, and Hunger Summit
    Mon, 4 Mar 2017

    Three students from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis attended the 2017 Food, Waste, and Hunger Summit, or Summit Squared, on March 24-25.

  • IU Statewide Sustainability Summit brings together sustainability leaders from across IU
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017

    The Second Annual Indiana University Statewide Sustainability Summit on Feb. 3 brought together those involved in sustainability from IU campuses across the state to share their ideas, insights and concerns.

  • IUPUI pursues green buildings, saving resources and helping to transform building markets
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017

    University Hall at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has become the fifth officially certified green building on campus, reflecting a commitment to sustainable construction by Indiana University. A sixth IUPUI building is expected to join that list later this year.

  • Campus tree cover undergoing changes
    Tue, 15 Nov 2016

    Last week, Indianapolis city workers began removing up to 77 trees along Michigan Street that must be cleared to provide space for the conversion of the street to two-way traffic, a project expected to be concluded by fall 2017.

  • IUPUI, Butler collaboration wins $50,000 sustainable campus competition
    Thu, 10 Oct 2016

    A collaboration between Butler University and IUPUI beat entries from 225 other colleges and universities to win the $50,000 Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE! by presenting a proposal to expand food-waste composting at both universities.

  • IUPUI, Butler University join forces for chance to win $50,000 sustainability prize
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

    How many pounds of plastic bottle caps does it take to make an 8-foot picnic table? The answer is 800 pounds, according to Jessica Davis. The director of the Office of Sustainability has overseen Bottle Caps for School Benches, a campus-wide effort to collect the plastic caps in an effort to help the community.

  • IUPUI bottle cap collection initiative helps kids, spreads awareness about recycling
    Wed, 05 Oct 2016

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ sustainability director and Butler University’s sustainability coordinator will stand shoulder-to-shoulder Oct. 10 at a conference in Baltimore, where they will make a high-stakes three-minute pitch for a food-composting proposal they hope will bring the two campuses $50,000.

  • Trash diversion program makes splash at U.S. Olympic Diving Trials
    Wed, 03 Aug 2016

    David Boudia, Steele Johnson, Amy Cozad and the others who qualified for Rio 2016 weren’t the only winners at last month’s U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium.

  • IU Natatorium scores a first with successful zero-waste initiative
    Wed, 13 July 201

    The Indiana University Natatorium achieved a 93 percent diversion rate for post-consumer waste while hosting the Olympic Diving Trials last month, becoming the first athletic venue hosting an Olympic event and the first in Indiana to achieve a zero-waste goal.

  • Visual communication design class plays role in zero-waste initiative at IU Natatorium
    Wed, 16 Jun 2016

    Led by assistant professor Pamela Napier, the students were asked, among other things, to design signage that would guide athletes, fans and others to use not only trash and recycle bins, but a third kind of bin that was added for the zero-waste initiative: compost bins.

  • IU Natatorium to become first zero-waste athletic facility in Indiana
    Mon, 6 Jun 2016

    The Indiana University Natatorium will be ready to operate as a zero-waste athletic facility when competitors arrive June 18 for the Olympic Diving Trials, becoming the first athletic facility in Indiana to achieve zero-waste goals and hosting the first Olympic event to have the zero-waste designation.

  • Earth Month schedule is packed
    Fri, 29 Mar 2016

    Tree plantings, community service, sustainability practices and a bit of urban gardening will make April a busy month at IUPUI, as the Office of Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Council lead a celebration of Earth Month on campus.

  • What is recyclable, and what is trash?
    Tue, 09 Feb 2016

    Ever wonder about how to dispose of your containers and leftovers after a visit to the food court? Which items should go to recycling, and which into the trash?

  • Winter good time to register bicycles
    Tue, 12 Jan 2016

    Cold weather may limit the number of bicycle riders around campus this winter, but Parking and Transportation Services officials believe now is the time for students, staff and faculty riders to prepare for better weather ahead by following the Bike IUPUI program.

  • Parking Services offers more than spaces
    Tue, 03 Nov 2015

    With approximately 20,000 parking spaces and 13 parking garages on the IUPUI campus, the staff of Parking and Transportation Services deals with many challenges.

  • To-Go program sustainable, expedient, easy
    Sat, 03 Oct 2015

    Sustainability and expedience are the goals for the new To-Go program offered by Tower Dining in a partnership between Auxiliary Services and Chartwells, IUPUI's food-services provider.

  • Campus Commute saves Time and Money
    Tue, 01 Sep 2015

    The Campus Commute shuttle system has been in operation for less than a year, but it continues to offer faculty, employees, administrators and students value for their work-related travel between the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses.

  • Biking at IUPUI
    Tue, 25 Aug 2015

    Faculty, staff and students who want to take advantage of the health and financial benefits of two-wheel transportation can take a spin through two campus websites for things bicycle-related at IUPUI.

  • Deskside recycling underway
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015

    University Hall employees are likely to play an important role in the future of IUPUI reaching its recycling goals, which are a key part of campus efforts to improve sustainability, according to Jessica G. Davis, the director of the Office of Sustainability.

  • FYI News Roundup
    Tue, 24 May 2016

    Get a preview of the changes made to the IU Natatorium in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Diving Trials at a special open house on June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Trash diversion program makes splash at U.S. Olympic Diving Trials
    Wed, 03 August 2

    David Boudia, Steele Johnson, Amy Cozad and the others who qualified for Rio 2016 weren’t the only winners at last month’s U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium.

  • From Garden to Market
    Tue, 19 May 2015

    "Food for thought" isn't just a slogan for the people involved in Healthy IU -- it's a way of life, and health.

  • New Director Named for IUPUI Office of Sustainability
    Mon, 18 May 2015

    Jessica Davis
    Jessica Davis is assuming a new leadership role in the work IUPUI undertakes to promote responsible environmental stewardship.

  • Arbor Day Foundation honors IUPUI as a Tree Campus USA
    Thu, 07 May 2015

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis was honored with a 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

  • IU campuses working to achieve university-wide sustainability goals
    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    When it comes to choosing a college, most students look at the institution's academic reputation, location and campus appearance. But according to a survey by Aramark Higher Education, a college's sustainability initiatives are a "very important" factor in students' decisions about where to attend school

  • Dumpster Dive highlights Earth Day celebration
    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    Dumpster diving returns to IUPUI Wednesday as a highlight of this year's Earth Day celebration. The latest dive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Business/SPEA Breezeway, supervised by Ray's Trash Service, Inc., the Indianapolis company serving as the campus's waste/recycling vendor.

  • Street projects to reshape IUPUI traffic
    Tue, 14 Apr 2015

    Plans to convert both New York and Michigan streets into two-way traffic on the IUPUI campus are scheduled to begin in May when work starts on New York Street, and will continue until November 2017 when changes to Michigan Street are expected to be complete.

  • IUPUI dedicates sports facility with 'Championship Tribute' honoring local basketball legends
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    Join IUPUI as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the state basketball championship won by Crispus Attucks High School, honors the legendary and long-lost Dust Bowl, and dedicates the new Campus Recreation Outdoor Facility as part of "A Championship Tribute" on Wednesday.

  • Earth Month highlights benefits of environmentally friendly activity
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    Earth Month 2015 at IUPUI will feature a wide range of activities, including the latest round of the popular dumpster dive tradition, a project that blends art and recycling, and a blend of information-laden events that highlight the benefits of environmentally friendly activity.

  • Campus at heart of NCAA finals
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    Indianapolis will become the center of the college basketball universe this week, thanks to the 2015 NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium, and IUPUI students, athletes, faculty and staff are going to find themselves in the middle of the action.

  • IUPUI sports facility dedication to pay tribute to local basketball legends
    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will celebrate the opening of newly developed outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts with a three-part dedication ceremony honoring two icons of local basketball history: the Lockefield Gardens Dust Bowl and the Crispus Attucks 1955 state high school champions.

  • Wishard salvage bidding to begin
    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    The north side of the IUPUI campus is poised for the next phase of its existence. The first steps toward demolition of several of the buildings that made up the old William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital have begun with an auction process involving the complex.

  • Office of Sustainability

    Lockefield Village
    980 Indiana Avenue, Room 4408
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    sustindy@iupui.edu
    317.278.1308
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