ISU to host Symposium on Sustainability

The event will take place in ISU's Memorial Union. Photo by jimmywayne, Flickr.
The event will take place in ISU’s Memorial Union. Photo by jimmywayne, Flickr.

Next Monday, Feb. 25, is the beginning of Iowa State University’s Symposium on Sustainability.

The event will feature keynote speakers Adam Hammes, Manager of Sustainability for Kum and Go; Daniel Krohn, Global Sustainability Lead for Becker Underwood, Inc./BASF; Michael Smith,  Associate Vice-President Real Estate and Sustainability for Hy-Vee, Inc.; and Liv Watson, Director for International Business Development for WebFilings.

The symposium is free, but registration is required.

To register and find out more information, click here.

Green New Year’s resolutions

Photo by zebble, Flickr.
Photo by zebble, Flickr.

Iowa State University’s All Things [Live] Green blog has released a set of “green” resolutions for the upcoming year.

The list includes embracing fair trade in February and practicing environmentally friendly spring-cleaning in May.

Check out the full list here.

ISU tips for being a “green” college student

Video game consoles can add as much as $250 per year to your energy bill if left on for large portions of the day. Photo by ASurroca, Flickr.

Earlier this week we posted the University of Iowa’s eco-friendly tips for college students. Iowa State University also has a series of “green” suggestions for the school year.

Some of ISU’s top ten tips are to turn off video game consoles when they aren’t in use, replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights and to shop with reusable bags.

Read the rest of ISU’s tips here.