Initiatives

​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Urban initiatives include:

Energy Conservation​

  • Thanks to ​a generous offer from The Baker Group​, DMACC Urban is home to a beauitful solar panel picnic table. 
  • BCycle Station

​Waste Reduction
  • Composting program with the faculty and staff lounge, and for parties and events held on the DMACC Urban Campus 
  • Compostable dinnerware for on campus events and parties
  • Paper reduction efforts for students, faculty, and staff using the Papercut program 
  • Increased recycling and recycling awareness throughout the campus
  • Water bottle refill stations

Food Security

  • Utilizing the ChowBank app to donate food leftovers from events on campus
  • DMACC Urban Food Forest and learning barn

Soil, Water, and Habitat

  • ​Urban prairie habitat throughout campus
  • Beekeeping
  • Outdoor Classroom 
  • Learning barn
  • Food Forest
  • Bioswales ​
  • Sustainability Lunch and Learn Series 

Student Involvement
  • ​Work Study Student
  • Sustainable Urban Student Ambassadors
  • Classroom projects and activities 

Community Partnerships
  • Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Polk County Conservation
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Plant Grow Fly