IUPUI Office of Sustainability
October 2015 Newsletter
Every newsletter, we'll be highlighting folks across the university who are doing great work in sustainability. From academics to operations, many of their efforts often go unnoticed, and they deserve some time in the spotlight... The Sustainability Spotlight! 
Teodora Durbin - IUPUI University Library
Teodora joined the University Library (UL) Green Team (GT) when it was founded in 2010. Shortly after, she became co-chair, followed by chair. She stepped down from the chair position in fall 2015. Under her leadership, the GT established itself as a strong group of committed UL employees determined to make the library a greener place to work and study. Among the highest accomplishments are receiving the IUPUI Greening Grant two years in a row. In 2011, funds were used to install the first water bottle filling stations on campus. The project was very successful, and numerous filling stations have been and continue to be added across campus. The 2012 funds were used to create a native plantings area in front of UL.
From Teodora's nominator: "Teodora has been the leader, motivator, advocate, and impetus behind the University Library Green Team for over five years. Over the years, she has led the team to adopt bottle refilling stations (the first on campus!) in the building, reduce the number of trash containers in the building, sustain native plants in the front of our building, e-recycle, celebrate Earth Month with various activities, educate our staff on saving energy and reducing trash, and more. She helped start a cardboard and plastic recycling program in the building before the campus went to single stream. In 2012, she won the Glenn W. Irwin Jr. M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award for her above and beyond call of duty with her work on sustainability. If anyone mentions sustainability among library staff, Teodora is the first person everyone thinks of."
Want to nominate a faculty member, staff member, administrator, or student for The Sustainability Spotlight?
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IUPUI Students Help IU Bloomington Divert Over 7 Tons Of Waste at Memorial Stadium
This football season, IU Athletics is piloting a composting program at Memorial Stadium for home football games in an effort to go Zero Waste. On October 3, the IUPUI Office of Sustainability took nearly 30 IUPUI students down to IU Bloomington for the IU vs Ohio State football game to assist Greening Cream and Crimson with the Zero Waste Game Day Challenge. Students were able to learn about sustainable waste management, educate fans, help with sorting waste, and enjoy some Big 10 college football! Thanks to Caryn Hojnicki, IU Athletics Sustainability Coordinator, for providing our students with game tickets, shirts, and a great experience.
Tons of recyclables diverted
Tons of compostables diverted
First Indiana University Statewide Sustainability Summit Hosted At IUPUI
On October 2, sustainability leaders from all Indiana University campuses met to raise awareness for sustainability and share best practices occurring at all IU campuses. Organized by University Director of Sustainability, Bill Brown, one of the main discussion topics of the summit was the IU Bicentennial Strategic Plan. The plan, which was approved in December, identifies sustainability as one of the University’s core values. 

Three of the nine IU campuses have dedicated offices or centers of sustainability: IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and IU South Bend. Though each campus has its own success story, we've never been together in one room before! Discussions from this summit will be taken forward, and a stronger network of IU sustainability will be developed.

Representatives in attendance from IUPUI: Jessica Davis (Director, Office of Sustainability), Deb Ferguson (Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability), Jeff Plawecki (Director of Facility Operations, Campus Facility Services), and Jordan Sewell (President, Student Sustainability Council)
All IU campuses were represented at the Oct 2 Statewide Sustainability Summit.
Welcome To Our New
Office of Sustainability Interns
The IUPUI Office of Sustainability has hired three new interns.
Get to know them over the coming months!
Shaun Wan: Marketing & Communications Specialist
My name is Shaun Wan, and I'm a Senior pursuing a Bachelor's in Communication Studies. I'm originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and previously attended Wichita State University in Kansas before transferring to IUPUI. I’m definitely excited to be given an opportunity to apply all the skills and knowledge I have acquired from my studies in communication and previous employment to help improve and support sustainability at IUPUI. A fun fact about me is the very first time I did standup comedy was as an opening act for Bill Hader, a star of Saturday Night Live!
IUPUI Sustainability Goes To AASHE
Jessica Davis, Deb Ferguson, and the Student Sustainability Council Executive Team attended the 2015 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference in Minneapolis, MN from Oct 25-28. The theme of this year's conference was "Transforming Sustainability Education." Over 2000 university leaders from across the nation gathered to share best practices in sustainability, network, and learn about the latest trends in sustainability. 

Jessica Davis, Sustainability Director, co-presented with Keep America Beautiful's Alec Cooley on the success of the University Hall Desk-Side Recycling Pilot. The University Hall pilot utilized Keep America Beautiful's recycling research - Recycling @ Work - as a model for developing and implementing the program at IUPUI. Special thanks to Alec for extending the presentation invitation!
Did you know all AASHE resources are available to everyone in the IUPUI community FOR FREE? Just create an account with your email address to open up a world of sustainability information!
Parking Garage Lights Upgraded To 
Energy Efficient Alternatives
Our colleagues in Parking and Transportation Services are paying for significant upgrades to campus garage lights that are "environmentally friendly and consistent with Parking and Transportation's goal to upgrade the parking experience," said Sheri Eggleton, Director of IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services. Lights in the garages are being converted to energy efficient induction and LED. Not only do these sustainable lighting options result in less energy usage, but they also require less maintenance and have a much longer lifespan than traditional lighting options.

Work has already been completed in several garages, and more projects are planned. When all upgrades are finished, enough energy will be saved to power over 125 homes per year!
Read more about the lighting upgrades.
Campus Kitchen @ IUPUI
Nancy Barton (Campus Kitchen Faculty Advisor) and Linsey Thompson (Campus Kitchen Student Director) will be presenting at this Friday's RISE DAY to discuss how IUPUI's Campus Kitchen became the first to open in the state of Indiana with the help of a team of university and community partners.
This month, 40 student volunteers turned over 1000 pounds of rescued food
into meals for Wheeler Mission's Center for Women and Children.  

Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities and
follow the Campus Kitchen on
 Facebook and Twitter!
IUPUI Student Sustainability Council
Hosts Campus Sustainability Day 
On October 21, the SSC successfully concluded it's third annual celebration of Campus Sustainability Day. This day seeks to promote sustainability champions both on campus and in the community; the event offers the opportunity for influential local organizations like the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana Recycling Coalition, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and many more to network with students, and promote the sustainable aspects of their organization's respective initiatives.  Not only that, campus mainstays such as the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the SPEA Student Council enlightened attendees about sustainability-themed majors and graduate programs as well as opportunities for students to get involved in council-based extracurriculars; in total, seventeen organizations participated in the event. Keep an eye out for more major SSC events during Earth Month of 2016!
Chancellor Paydar Highlights Desk-Side Recycling In University Hall Dedication
Special thanks to Chancellor Paydar for highlighting the success of the University Hall Desk-Side Recycling Pilot during the University Hall Dedication Ceremony on Oct 8.

"One of the highlights of our commitment to sustainability is our desk-side recycling program. The overall campus rate is about 10%, but with University Hall's desk-side program - the only one on campus - we have achieved as high as 67% in our recycle rates. Now, you ask '67%? Where did you get that number?' Well, we confirmed it. Our students and staff have recently gone into the dumpster, and they dove in. And that's how we know! This is really going above and beyond! Let's give them a big hand!"
Watch the full University Hall Dedication Ceremony above.
Reminder: Keep Collecting Bottle Caps!
Frostbitten Bike? We've Got A Solution!
I know we all hate to admit it but... winter is coming.

And unless you want a frostbitten bike, you need a place to store it during the colder months.

Look no further than the Hine Hall Indoor Bike Storage Facility! Learn more and register
Upcoming Events
Join the Indiana Recycling Coalition for REVENT - an evening of awesome people, a great auction, and a bustling cocktail hour - to celebrate and support recycling in Indiana.

For more details and to purchase event tickets, visit this link.
at The Indianapolis Zoo
Nov 7-8 from 9am-3pm

Get a coupon for $2 off admission!

Acceptable Items:
Printers  |  Palm Pilots/PDAs  |  VCRs  |  Copiers  | Game Systems
Microphones  |  Metals  |  Surge Protectors  |  Microwaves
Motors  |  Cash Registers  |  Cell Phones  |  Monitors  |  Fax Machines
Power Cables  |  Scanners  |  Power Supplies  |  Laptops
Electronic Wiring  |  Computers*  |  TVs*
Paper shredding from 10am-2pm

*$5 processing fee. More d
2015 INPAWS Annual Conference
Hosted at IUPUI's Hine Hall
The 2015 INPAWS Annual Conference will be held November 14 at IUPUI's Hine Hall. Final deadline for registration is November 7.

This year, students can register for a reduced rate of $25! If you are an IUPUI student interested in presenting a poster at this year’s conference, please contact Jenny Nelson:

The theme of this year's conference is BIOSCAPING: Gardening for Life, with keynote speakers Douglas Tallamy and Rick Darke. Doug Tallamy is well known from his past speaking engagements in Indiana, and his groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Nature in our Gardens. Partnering with Rick Darke, noted horticulturist and photographer, they have authored The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. This is a rare opportunity to see both authors together, presenting the complete approach to home gardening with native plants.
IUPUI Fresh Produce Market

November 19, 11 am - 2 pm
Campus Center Food Court
Stop by for a Thanksgiving themed Chef's Special & supplies for your own Thanksgiving feast!

Bring your reusable IUPUI Fresh Produce Market bag for $1 off a $5+ purchase!
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