News Archive : sustainability

April 27, 2012 - 1:08pm
Mount Mercy continues to implement environmentally-conscious initiatives on campus, keeping with the spirit of its founders, the Sisters of Mercy. The institution has recently implemented a new initiative to cut down on the number of plastic water bottles used on campus by providing unique “water bottle friendly” water fountains.
April 10, 2012 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate Earth Week in a spirit dedicated to sustainability and environmentalism – observing the April 22 holiday with a variety of activities throughout the month.
March 29, 2012 - 8:55am
The new University Center at Mount Mercy University is a model of what energy-efficient buildings can look like and offer in energy savings in Eastern Iowa. The university recently worked with Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, to design the latest and best energy-savings techniques and technologies into the building from the start of construction.
March 6, 2012 - 11:46am
As a campus that celebrates and cherishes its mission to foster environmentally-conscious individuals, Mount Mercy continues to go green through a variety of earth-friendly campaigns. The campus is currently competing to be the greenest campus in the nation through the RecycleMania challenge, in which colleges and universities across the country participate over an eight-week period to see which campus is able to decrease the amount of waste and recycle the most material.
March 6, 2012 - 11:00am
A special taskforce at Mount Mercy University has been designated to celebrate campus pride and enhance beautification, unifying efforts among students, faculty and staff through a variety of campaigns.
October 6, 2011 - 11:22am
Mount Mercy University, in continuing its commitment to sustainability, has become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, Mount Mercy will receive continued support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.
May 13, 2011 - 11:32am
Mount Mercy University earned second place among more than 200 colleges and universities competing in the waste minimization category for corrugated cardboard during the national RecycleMania challenge.
February 15, 2011 - 3:37pm
Mount Mercy University has announced that Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm and Chairman of Climate Counts, will serve as the University's Commencement speaker during the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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