Take a look at the recent events and announcements from the IUPUI Office of Sustainability. 

Our first newsletter! 

Please take a moment to read through our first newsletter. We are open to any suggestion or what you might want to see in our next newsletter. 

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is committed to creating a campus and community that is engaged in the practice of urban sustainability. We promote education and action through programs of environmental stewardship, energy conservation, applied environmental science and policy research, environmental literacy and community outreach.

IUPUI Sustainability Leader
Rich Strong has served as the Director of Environmental Health and Safety since 1987. He recently received a Sustainability Award from the Office of Sustainability for his leadership in the sustainability initiatives on the IUPUI campus and surrounding community. Rich officially retired May 31st after 27 years of commitment to IUPUI. 

IUPUI Campus Kitchen
The Campus Kitchens Project is an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country. We won a contest to assist with the start up of our campus kitchen at IUPUI. We hope to have a soft opening this summer and then launch in the fall of 2014. 

Learn more about the Campus Kitchen Organization: 

Student Powered Hunger Relief

What are the benefits of having a Campus Kitchen at IUPUI?

Student, Dining Services & Campus Benefits

IUPUI Spring Dumpster Dive
April 17, 2014

With the assistance of Rays Trash Service, IUPUI Students and Staff we were able to host another successful dumpster dive. This event teaches the IUPUI campus about what we are throwing away that could be recycled. 

Take a look at this Indy Star Video about the Dumpster Dive:
2014 Dumpster Dive

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare
On April 22nd Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Launched with 25 bike stations which include 250 bikes. The bikeshare stations are located on or near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. There are a few stations that are located on campus as well. 

Campus Bikeshare Locations: 
401 University Blvd. (in front of Cavanugh Hall) 
525 Blackford St. (Corner of Michigan & Blackford) 
More Information Visit: Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Website
Earth Day Indiana
April 26, 2014

We were happy to host a table with the Student Sustainability Council to teach the Indianapolis community about sustainability. We also had fun planting flowers with the children in the recycled cans.
Green Team
Pictured above is the University Library Green Team preparing to plant the native plants near the front entrance of the library. 
Why should you join a green team?:
Building a sense of community and a committed group of action oriented people concerned about the impact of their consumption habits on the environment.

Offering a forum where people can learn about environmental issues and exchange ideas.

Developing money-saving skills through resource conservation and changing purchasing habits.

Reaching beyond the team member to their whole family or household, friends, and colleagues.

Receiving recognition for your Green Team's achievements.

Interested in Creating a green team?
Contact us:
The IndyGo Dump the Pump event which will be located in front of Taylor Hall. Come learn about your transportation options and grab a treat from the Nicey Treat ice cream truck!

 Be one of the first 100 students and you get a free snack and FREE 10-trip Bus Pass!

June 19 is the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA), 9th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

This year, IndyGo is celebrating Dump the Pump in June, with 14 days of events, 2,800 free 10-trip passes and cool prizes!
Research Opportunity Related to Sustainability

 Doug Hanvey, IU Bloomington instructor, is looking for students or recent graduates (though older people are welcome too) who have an interest in three topics:

1. Sustainability and “reskilling” (i.e. developing practical self-sufficiency skills such as gardening, old craft skills, or “appropriate tech” skills such as building a solar hot water heater), and/or finding a meaningful “green job” or launching a “green business”

2. Building and nourishing community

3. Buddhism and meditation

Over the next few weeks Doug Hanvey, IU Bloomington Faculty, will be conducting in-person interviews will take approximately 75 minutes.

Interested and willing to help? Contact: (And if you’re not personally interested, but know people who might be, would you please forward this to them?)
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980 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis IN 46202