Category: Sustainability Committee Projects

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Complete the Climate Action Plan Target Setting Survey to Share Your Input with the City of Ames!

The City of Ames is creating a Climate Action Plan, and the City needs your help to decide what our emissions reductions goals should be! The City is choosing between four emissions reductions goals, with the most ambitious being 83% emissions reduction from 2018 levels by 2030, and the least ambitious being 45% reduction from … Continue reading Complete the Climate Action Plan Target Setting Survey to Share Your Input with the City of Ames!

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Apply for the Sustainability Committee!

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Sustainability Committee of Student Government! Apply at and feel free to email me with any questions ( The deadline for applications is September 3. If you want to learn more about the committee, visit our page on the Student Government website at or on Instagram @isusustainability. … Continue reading Apply for the Sustainability Committee!

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Sustainability Committee Applications for the 20-21 Year Are Now Open!

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Seth, and I am the Director of Sustainability of Student Government. The new semester is upon us, so it is time to form this year’s Sustainability Committee. Sustainability Committee functions to promote sustainability on campus through implementing projects, hosting events, and engaging with students, faculty, and staff about this … Continue reading Sustainability Committee Applications for the 20-21 Year Are Now Open!

Declaration of Climate Emergency

Declaration of Climate Emergency Hello Cyclones! I am so excited to announce that this week the Student Government Senate and Sustainability Committee passed a Declaration of Climate Emergency.  The past four presidential administrations have recognized climate change as a threat to national security and it is important that the state of Iowa also acknowledges this. Both … Continue reading Declaration of Climate Emergency

Sci Nite – March 27th

Sci Nite – March 27th On behalf of the Student Government Sustainability Committee, we are currently planning an event called SciNite and are looking for presenters and performers. We are contacting you because we thought your interests in sustainability best align with performing at SciNite. SciNite is a three-hour event hosted by the student government … Continue reading Sci Nite – March 27th

Carbon Removal Forum

Carbon Removal Forum The Carbon Removal Forum is a campus-wide event to harness knowledge and capacity toward developing an Iowa State University program in agriculturally-based carbon removal that could contribute toward mitigating climate change. Questions? For any questions about the event please contact Director of Sustainability:

Climate Commitment Plan

Climate Commitment Plan – Sustainability Committee This was a collaboration with the Climate Reality Campus Corps to create a resolution urging university administration to transition to 100% renewable sourced electricity by 2035. The bill was written by two senators, a representative from Climate Reality, and a member of the sustainability committee. It passed with a unanimous … Continue reading Climate Commitment Plan

Sustainable Dining Practices

Sustainable Dining Practices – Sustainability Committee The committee passed a resolution encouraging ISU Dining to reduce the use of plastic bags, straws, etc and encourage sustainable purchasing in their cafes and convenience stores. The committee came up with ideas for slogans for signs to post by soda machines, registers, etc to get people to think … Continue reading Sustainable Dining Practices

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