We are now hiring a Full-Time Sustainability Operations Coordinator. This new, full-time position will lead our operational sustainability programming, working closely with Campus Facility Services (CFS) to implement sustainability practices across the IUPUI campus. They will lead our annual sustainability performance reporting, the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) Report. The best part - they will work with a team of student interns who bring a unique sense of energy and innovation to everything we do.
The deadline to apply for the position is THIS Friday, August 6!
IUPUI Sustainability is committed to creating a culture of sustainability at IUPUI. We seek to be recognized as a national leader in urban sustainability and known for our campus academic, research, and community outreach efforts that support student success and the well-being of citizens of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond.
In early 2020, IUPUI was awarded an IDEM Partners for Pollution Prevention Grant to purchase an all-electric zero-turn mower. One year later, the stats are in and they are impressive! In the past year, just this one mower yielded the following savings when compared to gas-powered models:
- Prevented 43,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Saved 194 gallons of fuel
- Saved 90% in annual maintenance costs ($175 vs. $1,750)
The new mower joins our growing fleet of fully-electric landscaping equipment from Greenworks, as part of an initiative to electrify our campus grounds equipment. The maintenance savings alone will fully pay for the new equipment by the end of their lifespan - but what's more, it is safer for our campus workers, keeps the air we breathe clean, and is quieter than gas-powered mowers.
The fifth cohort of Indiana Sustainability Development Program (ISDP) Climate Fellows has been hard at work all summer, sharing their sustainability expertise at Indiana-based businesses, non-profits, and municipalities. Here is a taste for what just two IUPUI students have been working on this summer as part of the ISDP.
Halee Griffey is a Sustainable Management and Policy, Global and International Studies double major. This summer, Halee was placed with the City of South Bend where she will complete a community-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory. From contacting city representatives to conditioning sector-based emissions data, Halee's position involves communicating the importance of community-based sustainability efforts through the reporting and analysis of environmental data.
Jonathon Lewis is a Sustainable Management and Policy major on the Accelerated Masters track, and second-year ISDP Climate Fellow. For his summer fellowship, Jonathon has been placed with August Mack Environmental where he is developing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the GRI reporting standard. According to Jonathon, "This took some time to complete considering how in-depth GRI reporting can be, however I was able to develop some useful tools alongside the SOP to make it easier."
Volunteers are invited to lend a hand at the IUPUI campus gardens every Tuesday from 9 - 11am. All are welcome, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. Volunteers typically help with light tasks like harvesting, watering and weeding.
WHEN: 9 - 11 AM WHERE: New York Street Garden
Corner of New York St. and Lansing St. at the far-west end of Carroll Stadium
Join Stefan Petranek, an associate professor of foundations and photography, for an artist’s talk in conjunction with the Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Petranek will discuss a new work that is a continuation of his investigation into the impact of global warming, visualizing the far-reaching consequences of this often-invisible crisis confronting our planet.
WHEN: 12:00 - 1:00 PM WHERE: Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Galleries
735 W New York St, Indianapolis, IN
Join the Campus Election Engagement Project as they dive into how to help students navigate and better understand the connections between tough issues like free speech, voter suppression and communicating with their representatives.
The 4th Annual Indiana Water Summit returns in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual attendance options. The overarching goal of the Summit is to lay the framework for state- and regional-level water planning. Topics are selected to align with relevant university research, as well as the current water needs and challenges facing all sectors of water users (agriculture, industry, utility, community quality of life, etc.) and the set of strategies outlined in the Indiana Water Roadmap.
The Climate Leadership Summit is an annual, statewide conference specially designed for mayors, city leaders, and community partners to discuss how to prepare for the changing climate. Hosted annually by Earth Charter Indiana, the Summit focuses on mitigation and adaptation through green jobs, renewable energy, public health, sustainable food, water conservation, communication, and youth engagement, among many other important topics. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: 10 AM - 6 PM WHERE: University of Evansville