Students awarded grants for sustainability research

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The IU Bloomington Office of Sustainability has awarded 12 Student Research Development Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. This year’s awards totaled just over $50,000 and will aid student sustainability research focused on stewardship, mitigation of human activity’s environmental impacts and societal responses to environmental problems. The grants […]

IU Bloomington Spring 2016 Energy Challenge is under way

You turn off the lights when you leave the room, you unplug your phone charger when you aren’t using it and you don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth. What else can you do to reduce electrical and water use for the Spring 2016 IU Energy Challenge? Here are a couple of […]

Hoosier to Hoosier sale sets another record

This fall’s Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale raised more than $33,000 for Habitat for Humanity ReStore and other causes, setting a mark for sales for the fifth consecutive year. Some 2,584 shoppers took advantage of the sale, which took place Aug. 23-24 in Bloomington and provided new homes for used furniture, appliances, household goods and […]

Hoosier to Hoosier sale offers bargains while promoting reuse

The Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale got its start several years ago when an IU Office of Sustainability intern wanted to expand efforts by Residential Programs and Services to collect and reuse the furniture and household items that students were throwing away every spring. It has grown year by year, and the 2014 H2H sale, […]

New interns keep IU Bloomington sustainability program rolling

It’s hard to believe, but more than 200 IU Bloomington students have served as campus sustainability interns in the past six years, putting their mark on programs ranging from recycling and waste management to campus gardens and sustainable food to energy-conservation competitions. The latest crop got started last week. Sixteen participants in the 2013 Summer […]