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Sustainability an 'operational and academic imperative' at IU Bloomington

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National awards and progress in meeting internal metrics highlight the remarkable success Indiana University Bloomington has achieved in creating a more sustainable campus. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff are engaged in more than 20 initiatives involving energy conservation, waste reduction, environmental studies and other aspects of sustainability practice and education. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington achieves major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

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Indiana University Bloomington reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent last year from the previous year and has now cut its direct emissions by more than half in the past two years, campus officials reported. Full Story >>

Indiana University to unveil newly renovated Presidents Hall

Presidents Room Class Room Set-Up

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will join other university officials this afternoon in unveiling the newly restored and renovated Presidents Hall. The new hall represents the first phase of a larger effort to revitalize the academic fabric of the historic center of IU's Bloomington campus known as the "Old Crescent." Full Story >>

IU Bloomington ranked 45th in the world for campus sustainability

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Indiana University Bloomington has been ranked 45th in the world in campus sustainability by the University of Indonesia's 2012 GreenMetric World University Ranking. Launched in 2010, the GreenMetric initiative compares universities worldwide through surveys based on sustainability indicators, including energy and water use, waste management, transportation and education. Full Story >>

Indiana University energy plan details path to efficient, sustainable campus

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A new Integrated Energy Master Plan for Indiana University Bloomington provides detailed guidelines for reducing campus energy use and cutting carbon emissions while maintaining sound economic rationales for conservation-related improvements. Full Story >>

Recipients announced for first IU Bloomington Campus Sustainability Awards

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The first Indiana University Bloomington Campus Sustainability Awards were announced this week. In an awards ceremony at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall, the 2012 recipients were recognized for outstanding contributions to campus sustainability in the areas of leadership, teaching, research and collaboration. Full Story >>