In addition to our overall #2 US and #28 world ranking, IUPUI earned high recognition for specific SDGs:
#1 in US / #7 in world for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
#2 in US / #13 in world for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
#2 in US / #7 in world for SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
#7 in US / #94 in world for SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals
As an annual tradition, IUPUI Sustainability celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting - virtual, once again! A combination of 10 Catalpa, Hackberry, and Yellowwood trees took root permanently in Magnolia Courtyard. You can still watch the live tree planting, and learn a thing or two about how to plant a tree yourself, on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.
We're so incredibly proud of our long-time intern, Miranda Frausto, for being named a 2021 Hoosier Resilience Hero by the IU Environmental Resilience Institute! Since her freshman year, Miranda has worked for our office in various roles, leading up waste reduction and food recovery efforts. She was recently recognized as one of
IUPUI's best student employees. Headed for graduation this May, Miranda is on her way to doing big things and we feel so fortunate to be a part of her journey!
Spring has officially arrived in Indiana! It’s safe to say we all welcome the warmer weather, sunshine, and beauty that comes with the season. For many, spring is when they start to prepare for a garden. Whether you have a large yard to accommodate a garden bed, or live in an apartment without any personal yard space, try these tips to set your spring garden up for success.
The Green Staffer is a seasonal column brought to you by the Staff Council's Sustainability Committee, and is dedicated to sharing tips to help you reduce your carbon footprint in your work at IUPUI, whether you are on campus or working from home.
Proud Day for Jags: IUPUI's McCabe and Filippelli Ascend to New Leadership Roles
The Senate has voted to confirm Janet McCabe as deputy administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Formerly a professor for the IU McKinney School of Law and director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), McCabe now holds the second highest position at the EPA.
Meanwhile, IU has named two new leaders to steer the ship at ERI. Gabriel Filippelli, professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI and director of Center for Urban Health, has been named the new executive director of ERI. Sarah Mincey, clinical associate professor at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will be the managing director.
Small, locally owned businesses have an important responsibility in global sustainability efforts. If the hypothesis were accepted that small business can work with nature through small and constant observations and efforts, there would be short, medium and long term impacts. This talk, hosted by IU South Bend's Center for a Sustainable Future as part of their Sustainability & Innovation Series
, will highlight how Briter Products, Inc. in South Bend, Indiana efforts to amend the soil of the business’s property revealed previously unseen systems. Learn more.
Communicating with stakeholders and the public can lead to better planning and decision-making. However, it can be difficult to reach everyone you want to. This webinar, hosted by the IU Environmental Resilience Institute, will demonstrate effective communication strategies to constructively engage your community on environmental topics. Learn more and register.
Join this webinar, hosted by Solar United Neighbors of Indiana, to learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home or small business. They'll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. You'll also learn about the solar co-ops launched in Indiana, including Indianapolis, Boone County, Hamilton County, and Fort Wayne Solar and EV Charger Co-op. Learn more.
Join the Hamilton County Invasives Partnership for a short introduction to invasive species. You'll learn about issues invasive species create, touch on some specific invasive species, and highlight how you can get started with native plants instead! Learn more.