Integrated Energy Master Plan Draft Released

By Bill Brown, IU Director of Sustainability According to the 2010 Campus Master Plan, the Bloomington campus could “realize an overall 30% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050, including anticipated development.” The Campus Master Plan consultants, JJR/Smith Group, went on to state “these reductions can be achieved by reducing … Continue reading Integrated Energy Master Plan Draft Released

Sustainability When Your Life Depends on It

By Sara Swan, Campus Garden Initiative Intern I recently returned from a trip to Jamaica. When I say that, people tend to picture me reclining on the beach drinking fruit juice. When I tell them that the trip actually involved days spent traveling on intensely bumpy one-lane mountain roads (terrifying when your bus is headed … Continue reading Sustainability When Your Life Depends on It

Grown in Town Farmstead: An Urban Agriculture Initiative

By Haley Long, Sustainability and the First Year Experience intern Riding along East Miller Drive over on the South side of town, it’s usually pretty easy to spot John Galuska’s urban farmstead. The little houses that line one side of the road are a bit older, with well kept lawns that all seem to blend … Continue reading Grown in Town Farmstead: An Urban Agriculture Initiative

The Last Frontier of the Green Movement

By Shar Fish, Green Teams Coordinator Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, will be convening June 20-22. Approximately 50,000 leaders in sustainable development from the public, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors will come together to create initiatives aimed at environmental protection, poverty reduction, and promotion of social equity. Key Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture … Continue reading The Last Frontier of the Green Movement