IUPUI Office of Sustainability
January 2016 Newsletter
Greening IUPUI Grant Applications due March 1, 2016

$50,000 in funds available to students, faculty, and staff to advance campus sustainability. Scroll to learn more!
Every newsletter, we highlight folks across the university who are doing great work in sustainability.  Want to nominate a faculty member, staff member, or student for The Sustainability Spotlight? 
Email us with your nomination:
Nancy Barton - Lecturer, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
For over a decade, Nancy has integrated the theme of sustainability in many of her classes, which explore impact on individual lifestyle wellness.  In her H195 Principles and Applications of Lifestyle Wellness, she guides students to understand the role that their personal choices make on the wellness dimension of environmental wellness.  She informs the student about campus sustainability efforts.  In a 10 week Personal Wellness Project, many students choose the topic of environmental wellness as they learn about elements of sustainability and integrate them into their lifestyle.
In 2012 as part of her H315 Consumer Health class, she developed a food recovery/hunger relief project so that students could explore the topic as a component of consumer health.  Students visited key individuals throughout the food waste, food recovery, and hunger relief continuum.  After this experience, the class developed proposals to encourage IUPUI to create a Campus Kitchen.  The IUPUI Office of Sustainability took notice and now keeps the project moving.  In September 2014, IUPUI celebrated the grand opening of the Campus Kitchen.  It became the first Campus Kitchen in Indiana and the 37th in the United States.
From Nancy's nominator: "Nancy has become a sustainability champion on campus through her relentless support of the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI. It was through her effort with a class project that Campus Kitchen became a reality, and through this work she has transformed IUPUI into a leader in food sustainability and has helped us save over 4,000 pounds of food that would otherwise have gone to waste. She also lives sustainability in her daily life, constantly teaching the people around her about how sustainability can be worked into your day-to-day decisions. Without Nancy, the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI would never have been created and thousands of pounds of food would be wasted instead of feeding over 2,000 people in the Indianapolis community."
Herron Visual Communication Class Dedicating Talents To Zero Waste Initiative
This summer, The Natatorium is going Zero Waste for the Olympic Trials, scheduled for June 18-26. As a part of this initiativePam Napier's Visual Communications course will be developing print and digital materials to communicate Zero Waste to fans, athletes, and the IUPUI community in partnership with IUPUI SustainabilityThe Natatorium leadership teamand the Indiana Sports CorpKeep an eye on our social media pages and this e-newsletter as the initiative progresses!
SPEA Graduate Capstone Class 
Conducting Campus Sustainability Research
The Office of Sustainability's proposal to conduct campus sustainability research, including a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission study and sustainability literacy assessment for IUPUI, was selected among numerous applicants by the SPEA graduate capstone class. Five graduate students will spend the spring semester gathering data on GHG emissions from the campus fleet and stationary sources (Scope 1 GHG), as well as purchased energy like electricity and steam (Scope 2 GHG).
In addition to the GHG assessment, the SPEA students will also be developing a sustainability literacy assessment for IUPUI students. This assessment will help the institution evaluate the success of its sustainability education initiatives and develop insight into how these initiatives could be improved. Both the GHG and literacy assessments will benefit IUPUI's STARS score.

SPEA graduate students undertaking this project include Pete Hunter, Katherine Ogawa, Meredith Ollier, Elby O'Neil, and Kindra Orr.
IUPUI's Industrial Assessment Center Offers Free Energy Audits To Indiana Manufacturers
The IUPUI Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), funded by the Department of Energy and housed in the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology, offers FREE industrial energy assessments for small and mid-size manufacturers at no cost. Assessments include recommendations that will improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and increase productivity. Over the past 31 audits, the center has recommended changes that would save $82K annually (~25% of utility bills) per facility, with an average payback under 11 months. These audits typically cost upwards of $10,000, so getting this service for free is a significant savings!

Know a business that might benefit from this service? IUPUI's IAC is the only program in the state - share this information with them so they can check their eligibility and apply!
Sustainability Mini Video Series:
Recycling On Campus
Here’s a sneak peak at our new Mini Educational Video Series on Campus Sustainability! Shot in our office and on site at Ray's recycling facility, this video will explore the full recycling process both on campus and at Ray's. IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing students, Brooke Gray and Jake Kietzman shot and will edit the video content.
Brooke and Jake are working with our office as a part of their coursework internship with GlassWebProjects, a local digital marketing company that specializes in sustainability.

Special thanks to Derek Glass of GlassWebProjects, Phil Warren of IUPUI Campus Facility Services, and Justin Budd and Calvin Davidson of Ray's for being involved in this project. Be on the lookout for the video release!
Office Intern Greg Walker: 
Instagram #SPEAtakeover
The last week of January, Office of Sustainability and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful intern, Greg Walker took over SPEA's Instagram account to highlight his internship experiences. Head on over to @spea_indy to take a peek at a day in the life of a sustainability intern and double tap to show some support! And while you're at it, give us a follow too @iupuisustain!
Sustainability Director Presents To Central Indiana American Society of Safety Engineers
On January 20, Director Jessica Davis presented to the Central Indiana American Society of Safety Engineers. Topics included sustainability success stories at IUPUI and how engaging employees in sustainability initiatives can lead to increased productivity and satisfaction in the work place. Thanks to Kristin VanSoest for the invite!
Indiana Bill Watch:
Sustainability Edition
The 2016 legislative session has begun, so make your voice heard, Hoosiers!
Some sustainability-related bills of interest that are worth watching:
1) There are three bills that could potentially have a negative affect on statewide waste management: SB 88 and SB 366 would limit solid waste management districts in their ability to fund and implement recycling initiatives in their counties. HB 1053 would outlaw all bans or taxes on packaging materials. This means that if a city in Indiana wanted to ban plastic bags (like 18 other states have done) or establish a bottle deposit, they could not.

2) Legislation to protect 10% of our state forests from logging has been introduced. Indiana Forest Alliance does an excellent job of summarizing the bills and offering ways to take action.

3) If you care about the local farm-to-fork movement, then you’ll care about SB 71, which would prevent local small-scale poultry farmers from selling their products to local food establishments. A North Manchester farm family has started a petition about this bill.
4) The Fresh Food Initiative, SB 15, is a bill that would bring fresh produce and unprocessed foods to food deserts – and could potentially bolster the local food movement.

5) If animal welfare is important to you, follow Indiana Wildlife Federation for information on SB 109, which would allow for canned hunting, and SB 195, which would authorize DNR’s authority over all wild animals.

6) The Hoosier Environmental Council is fighting the "No More Stringent Than" HB 1082, which would prohibit the environmental rules board from adopting a rule or standard that is more stringent than the corresponding regulation or standard established under federal law. This would prevent Indiana from creating its own solutions to environmental and public health issues and force it to rely on federal standards.
If there is an issue, sustainable or other, that you are passionate about,
be sure to let your elected officials know your opinion.
You can find your legislator's names and contact info here.
$50,000 In Funds Available To
Promote Campus Sustainability!
Do you have an idea you think might help IUPUI achieve its sustainability goals?  There are $50,000 in funds available for the 2015-2016 Greening IUPUI Grant cycle to help turn those ideas into a reality!

Any IUPUI student, faculty, or staff member can apply. Ideas and projects of any size, big or small, are encouraged to apply!  Learn more.
Application opens:
December 1, 2015
Applications due: March 1, 2016
Recipients notified:
May 1, 2016
Funding Categories: 
Academics * Operations * Engagement
Health & Wellness * Planning & Administration

Interested in applying?
Visit our website for more details!
Upcoming Events
Feb 6  |  Feb 13  |  Feb 20  |  Feb 27
Keeping Chickens
With Andrew Blake
of Nap Town Chickens

February 7, 2016
Agragrian - 105 E. 54th St
Learn everything you need to know about keeping a small flock of chickens right in your very own backyard. We’ll discuss everything from breeds to coops, feed to predators and everything in between. You will leave this class with extensive knowledge and ready to start you very own chicken farm. 

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.
Join us for the IUPUI
Fresh Produce Market!

February 18, 2016
Campus Center Food Court

Bring your reusable Produce Market bag for $1 off a purchase of $5 or more!
Indiana Bee School XIV
The Beekeepers of Indiana will hold its Indiana Bee School XIV on February 27, 2016 at Decatur Central High School.
 Click here for directions and special rates for local hotels.

Lectures, hands-on workshops, and discussions will be held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper will be available. Click here for a
 tentative agenda. Tickets are $30 and registration is required.
Beekeeping 101 with Tim Caldwell of Indy Bee Supply
February 28 from 5-7pm
Agragrian - 1051 E. 54th St

Learn all the basics of beekeeping in this extremely educational and fun-filled class with Tim Caldwell of Indy Bee Supply. You will leave this class feeling ready to start your own hive. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.
Mark your calendars now!
Going Green Festival at the Indiana State Museum
April 8, 2016

Celebrating its 8th year, Going Green is a collaboration with area and state-wide businesses and organizations that promote green living, encourage visitation to green spaces, educate the public about living green, and offer practices that make living green easier. The Going Green festival assists Hoosiers in recognizing the benefits of green practices and encourages overall good stewardship practices. 
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