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Sustainability at IUPUI

  • New campus furniture arrives
    Thu, 26 Apr 2018

    New campus furniture arrives

  • Breaking it down: What can I recycle at IUPUI?
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018

    What can I recycle at IUPUI

  • The inaugural Indianapolis Sustainability Summit highlighted efforts to strengthen community
    Thu, 2 Apr 2018

    The inaugural Indianapolis Sustainability Summit highlighted efforts to strengthen community.

  • Success of Campus Kitchen at IUPUI earns national meeting
    Thu, 15 Feb 2018

    Campus Kitchens' national Food Waste and Hunger Summit is set for March 24-25 in Hine Hall.

  • Gift helps IU expand Indiana Sustainability Development Program to IUPUI campus
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018

    Indiana University has announced the expansion of its Indiana Sustainability Development Program, a workforce development program administered by IU's Office of Sustainability.

  • IUPUI reaps big energy savings, award from garage lighting projects
    Wed, 25 Oct 2017

    The campus received its award for "Exemplary Higher Education Sector Parking" on Oct. 20 at the International Facility Management Association's conference in Houston, Texas.

  • IUPUI certified as Bee Campus USA affiliate
    Fri, 21 July 201

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Bee Campus USA have announced that IUPUI is the 31st educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.

  • Zero-waste Olympic event earns IU Natatorium an Environmental Innovator of the Year Award
    Tue, 13 Jun 2017

    The Natatorium accomplished its innovative feat in June 2016 when it hosted the Olympic Diving Trials, making the trials the first Olympic event to have a zero-waste designation. Being a zero-waste venue means that by weight, 90 percent of all waste must be recycled or composted; only 10 percent may be disposed of as trash.

  • Twenty-six trees planted on campus for Arbor Day
    Tue, 30 May 2017

    40 students planted 26 trees in one of our campus recreation fields, Lockefield Green. The planting included a visit from Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar and school mascots.

  • 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.

  • Office of Sustainability

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