UI offers new environmental major

The University of Iowa’s Old Capitol building. Photo by scottfidd, Flickr.

The University of Iowa is offering a new major: environmental planning and policy.

This major is an interdisciplinary effort between the Departments of Geography, Political Science and Anthropology. It teaches students to analyze environmental issues from a social perspective.

Only a few other universities offer this field of study.

Graduates of the major will have job opportunities with companies looking to increase their sustainability.

Read more form The Daily Iowan here.

Video: UI’s new recycling initiative

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In order to increase recycling and decrease waste, the University of Iowa has placed single-stream recycling bins all around campus. In other words, almost all recyclable material can now be placed in the same blue receptacles. This measure comes through the UI’s Vision 2020 initiative, which includes a series of sustainable initiatives that the university hopes to accomplish before 2021.

The video was created by The Daily Iowan.