Little Moments

By Angelo F. Bardales, Green TeamsEven before the formation of the IU Office of Sustainability, members of the campus community recognized the need for more awareness regarding the way in which we go about our day. When we really stop to think about it, our days are composed of a myriad of little moments and … Continue reading Little Moments


The Real Food Challenge

By Angela Babb, Food Planning In 2006, the California Student Sustainability Coalition and The Food Project’s youth leaders began discussion regarding the ability of students and schools to improve food purchases on U.S. campuses. By 2007, a nonprofit, student-led program called the Real Food Challenge (RFC) officially formed with the intention of focusing national efforts of … Continue reading The Real Food Challenge

The Real Housewives of Sustainability

By Sarah Baulac, Academic Initiatives Intern I have a guilty pleasure- it’s watching The Real Housewives of Orange County. I’m not exactly proud of my trashy television addiction. The entire premise of the show is to be more, bigger, and better - a glimpse into the lives of the rich and not so famous. To fit … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Sustainability

Funding Opportunities for Sustainability

Sarah Brindle, Sustainability Funding Development Intern One of my favorite aspects of being an IU student is showing off the campus’s natural beauty to visitors.  Some of the inspiration behind IU’s scenic landscape can be traced to Indiana University's 11th President Herman B. Wells who was a big supporter of the university’s outdoor space. In … Continue reading Funding Opportunities for Sustainability

Motivations for Sustainability

By Nikki Wooten, Compost Initiative Intern As a new cohort of IUOS Interns, the sixteen of us delved into A Conservationist Manifesto by Scott Russell Sanders. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009. Author of countless books and essays, Sanders is recipient of many … Continue reading Motivations for Sustainability