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Oct. 27, 2010

Media Advisory: UI to announce sustainability goals; sign partnership agreement with EPA

WHAT: Announcement of University of Iowa sustainability targets for next decade; signing of EPA Sustainability Partnership Program Agreement

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29

WHERE: P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City

WHY: University of Iowa President Sally Mason will announce the university’s priorities for sustainability for the next 10 years and make remarks about these goals. Coinciding with this announcement, she will sign a Sustainability Partnership Program agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency along with Karl Brooks, EPA Region 7 Administrator, who will also make remarks.

WHO: In addition to Mason and Brooks, several UI staff members will be available to answer questions after the announcement: Don Guckert, associate vice president, Facilities Management; Dave Ricketts, director, Parking and Transportation; Liz Christiansen, director, Office of Sustainability; and Glen Mowery, director, Utilities & Energy Management in Facilities Management.

NOTE: a mult box will be available.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Stephen Pradarelli, University of Iowa Office of University Relations, 319-384-0007,; Kris Lancaster, EPA, 913-551-7557,