Envisioning Operationalized Sustainability in Universities

By Jacob Mills, 2020 Transitions Lab Intern One of my primary objectives as the 2020 Transitions Lab intern is to explore methods of connecting the academic programs of the Transitions Lab to the operational practices of the university. My plan for this spring is to focus largely on the 2020 Sustainability Scholars' projects that have … Continue reading Envisioning Operationalized Sustainability in Universities

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

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

The Future of Food at Indiana University

By Angela Babb, Food Planning What is sustainable food? Many would say that to be sustainable, food must be four things, starting with local. Specific definitions of local change with each region, but the shorter the farm-to-table distance, the better. Secondly, sustainable food is fair; workers must be paid well, have access to health insurance … Continue reading The Future of Food at Indiana University