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October 19, 2020 
IUPUI Sustainability Newsletter
LATEST NEWS
2019 Energy Challenge Winners Announced: 
Team Tower Powers Through to First Place 

Throughout the three weeks of the Energy Challenge, University Tower single-handedly saved 14,548.98 KWh of energy – the equivalent of saving more than 11,000 pounds of coal from burning or 23.8 barrels of oil from being consumed.

As winners of the second-annual Energy Challenge at IUPUI, all occupants of University Tower will be treated to a celebration party. This triumph will go down in IUPUI history, as University Tower will be added to the Energy Challenge banner that permanently hangs in the Campus Center. Learn more about the Energy Challenge.


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HIGHLIGHT
Real Recognizes Real: Jessica Davis Named Recycling Rock Star 
Our very own Jessica Davis, director of IUPUI Sustainability, has been named one of the  Indiana Recycling Coalition 's 30 Recycling Rock Stars! As part of their 30th anniversary, the IRC has named 30 individuals who have made a significant impact on the organization, its mission, and the circular economy in the state of Indiana. Davis has been recognized for her leadership on waste reduction, recycling and composting.

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CALL TO ACTION
Calling for Applications: Greening IUPUI Grant Accepting Submissions
Are you an IUPUI student, faculty, or staff member that has an idea that could positively impact our campus sustainability? You may now submit a proposal and you could receive funding to make it happen! Greening IUPUI Grants are awarded once a year to fund projects that advance campus sustainability. Up to $50,000 in funding is available, and applications are due Feb 14, 2020. See here for more information and past winners. 

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Lighting Up the Competition: Energy Club at IUPUI Named Finalists in Solar Design Competition
The Energy Club at IUPUI is competing in the Solar District Cup 2020 , and they've been named one of 35 finalists advancing to the final round! The Solar District Cup is a collegiate design competition, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Cup challenges multidisciplinary student teams to design and model optimized distributed solar energy systems for a campus or urban district. The IUPUI team will present their final project to judges and industry leaders at the Solar and Energy Storage Southeast Conference in April 2020, where winners will be announced.

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LOCAL RESOURCE
Be Sure to Tree-cycle: Nine Indy Parks Accepting Live Christmas Trees for Recycling
Thanks to Indy Parks and Recreation , you can now recycle your live Christmas tree at nine Indy Parks from December 26 through January 31. Remember to remove any decorations before dropping off. These trees will be recycled into sustainable landscaping resources like mulch and soil blends. Learn more about Christmas tree recycling. 
 
RECOMMENDED READING
World Meteorological Organization
Report: Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach Yet Another High
The New York Times
U.N. Climate Talks End with Few Commitments and a "Lost" Opportunity
IndyStar
IDEM budget dropped almost 20% in the last decade as total state spending increased, report says
CAMPUS EVENTS
Thursday, January 16
Fresh Produce Market
Stop by the Fresh Produce Market to shop affordable and locally sourced (when available) fruits, veggies, greens, herbs, and more! Every third Thursday of the month you'll find the Fresh Produce Market stand on the first floor of the Campus Center. Learn more
WHEN: 10 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: Campus Center

                420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wed, Jan 22 - Thurs, Jan 23
Spring Into Campus Involvement Fair
Looking to get involved on campus? Spring into Involvement at the IUPUI Spring Involvement Fair! Jags can stop by the Campus Center Atrium to explore and meet with different student organizations. Learn more about the Involvement Fair.
WHEN: 11 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Campus Center Atrium
                 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Every Saturday
Indy Winter Farmer's Market
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't shop the best in local produce farmers, artisan food producers, including sustainably raised meats and dairy products, unique baked goods, preserved and fermented foods, and much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast in the cafe area, listen to live music, and let your kiddies play in the new and improved Lil' Sprouts area. Learn more.
WHEN: 9 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: Circle City Industrial Complex
                1125 Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tuesday, January 7
Renewable Energy Day
Join renewable energy supporters from around the state at the Indiana Statehouse to help kickoff the 2020 General Assembly session by demanding better renewable energy policies. The morning will include a renewable energy fair followed by lunch and a rally with speakers discussing advances in renewable energy policy. Learn more
WHEN: 9 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: 
Indiana Statehouse
                200 West Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Saturday, January 18
2020 Indiana Wildlife Conferene
Join the Indiana Wildlife Federation for the 2020 Annual Conference. They will have a silent auction, catered lunch, and an exciting lineup of education speakers presenting on the state of wildlife in Indiana. Learn more.
WHEN: 9 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: Fort Harrison State Park

                6000 North Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216

Saturday, January 28
Youth Climate Action Day
Join Earth Charter Indiana and youth from across the state at the Indiana Statehouse where they will be demanding our legislators take the necessary action to face the climate crisis. See the details, including agenda and what to bring. 
WHEN: 12 PM - 3 PM
WHERE: Indiana State House

                200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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