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A Sustainability Guide   Tags: environment, green, green_resources, recycling, sustainability, sustainable  

Do you wonder what sustainability is? The Environmental Protection Agency states, sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,"
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Iowa State University Sustainability News and Organizations

Welcome to Iowa State University Library's multi-subject resource for sustainability. This page includes information on Iowa State University's programs, resources and events relating to sustainability.

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. Aldo Leopold (find out more at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center)

  • Iowa State University Live Green! Find out what ISU is doing to be green by going the Live Green site.    
  • Leopold Center:The Leopold Center is a research and education center with statewide programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources.           
  • Council on Sustainability: The council promotes sustainability through education, unification, and communication the Sustainability initiative has begun!                                                                                                                                              
  • What is Environmental Imagination?: Are you looking for recommended readings in the area of sustainability?  Do you want to know about Iowa State University's M.F.A. program in Creative Writing and Environment?  You can find what you are looking by clicking on this link.


Iowa State University Sustainability Courses

ISU Sustainability Courses: Find the sustainability class you want to take.


Iowa State University Resources

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'Live Green!': Iowa State's conservation, sustainability efforts are moving forward

Iowa State University President Leath is committed to making ISU a model of energy efficiency and reducing the university's carbon footprint.

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