A Visit to the World’s Greenest Office Building

By Bill Brown, Director of IU Office of Sustainability The International Living Futures unConference in Seattle last week allowed attendees to learn more about the leading edge of sustainable design that aspires to design “living buildings” that make more energy and water than they use, while also achieving 18 other seemingly impossible “imperatives.” The Living … Continue reading A Visit to the World’s Greenest Office Building

Two Polar Bears and a Dragon: How might art help build sustainable communities?

By Julia Denison In my years as fine arts student at IU, my extracurricular attempts to merge sustainability and art often led me to create works that utilized recycled goods as a primary art material or directly illustrated sustainability topics. Recently, however, I have been learning about the role that art of any form can … Continue reading Two Polar Bears and a Dragon: How might art help build sustainable communities?

March Madness: What Seven Lessons Can We Learn From IU Athletics About Organizational Excellence?

By Bill Brown, Director At a recent campus committee meeting it was proposed that we aim for the "mean" of the Big Ten to set a particular policy goal. Being in the middle of the pack is certainly safe and defensible, but the thought occurred to me, which I felt compelled to ask in the … Continue reading March Madness: What Seven Lessons Can We Learn From IU Athletics About Organizational Excellence?