Campus Catalysts For Sustainability

One week ago, the IU Office of Sustainability celebrated its 16th Energy Challenge Awards and 5th Campus Catalyst Awards. This year, a total of 16 academic and administrative buildings, 39 Green houses, and 19 residence halls were included in the Energy Challenge. IU’s Energy and Water Challenge is one of the largest in the country … Continue reading Campus Catalysts For Sustainability

Intern Spotlight: Arielle Moss

Meet our new Social Equity and Difference intern, Arielle Moss! Arielle graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Biology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in May 2015. She spent the past year teaching English in Morocco. While in Morocco, she also interned for an NGO, Dar Si Hmad, devoted to promoting educational equity and environmentally sustainability in … Continue reading Intern Spotlight: Arielle Moss

4 Reasons Driving Alone is the Worst Way to Travel

By Nathan Manworren, Transportation Working Group Intern Today, we will be talking about that unfortunate thing we all have to do—move from point A to point B. Seriously, wouldn’t life be so much better if we could just beam ourselves from one point to another, Star Trek style? Or, even better, if we did not … Continue reading 4 Reasons Driving Alone is the Worst Way to Travel

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?