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Food Day 2012

Food Day October 24th
Join us in the cafeteria at lunch time to eat food grown locally in either Clarke’s garden or from nearby farms. Visit with local Farmer’s Market Vendors who will have product on display and for purchase. Members of faculty and staff have volunteered to prepare and serve that day to give kitchen staff a day off, so come meet some new faces. Food day is brought to you by the Sustainability Committee, Campus Ministry, the Wellness Committee, and CLEAN.

Student Spotlight

studentSpotlight / Grace Gordon

Name: Grace Gordon
Year: Junior
Major: Nursing
I have always been pretty interested in sustainability and what efforts we can make in order to make our community and our Earth a better place to live. Since I was young, the ruining of our Earth has been a concern for me. When I learned about the efforts that Clarke was making towards sustainability and all the possibilities my excitement for the topic was renewed.

Sustainable Campus News

Petal Project

Clarke has been certified in two of five criteria petals in the Petal Project green business certification program. Below is listed items that have been completed since March 2012.
Energy Conservation
Signs are posted reminding students and employees to turn off lights and appliances when they are not needed.
Waste Reduction
Refillable containers salt and pepper are now on the dining room tables. Durable, reusable bags are available at checkout in the bookstore with initial book orders. The sustainability committee is designated to create and maintain programs for recycling and composting.
Water Conservation
Property has been checked for leaks Posted signs in restrooms and kitchen to encourage water conservation and to report leaks Maintain a “No Running Water” policy. Staff has been trained never to leave water running while cleaning.

sustainability newsletter
CLEAN_Student Organization

"Clarke's environmental organization, CLEAN (Clarke Leading Environmental Action Now), works to find fun and interactive ways of promoting sustainable actions to better the environment. Some past activities include hiking at Mines of Spain, decorating reusable bags, planting plants, a fundraiser at HuHot to donate money to Quench and Connect, and much more. If you have any ideas or suggestions of sustainable changes you would like to see happen at Clarke, activities to promote going green, or other fun adventures dealing with the environment please get involved!

CLEAN will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7p.m. in the SAC. Contact President Brittany Gosse at , Vice President- Megan Lehmkuhl at, or Treasurer Ethan Abney at CLEAN hopes you will get involved and incorporate sustainable and environmental friendly practices into your lives."

Clarke Students ride The Jule FREE!

Did you know that Clarke Students ride The Jule FREE with their current University ID?
Bus routes serving Clarke University:

The Grey Line/Sunset Park
leaves the bus shelter located in front of Clarke University Kehl Center at :53 minutes after the hour, heading towards the Delhi transfer point, and returns to the bus stop located across from Dubuque’s Senior High School at :35 minutes after the hour on it’s way to the downtown interchange (6th and Iowa Streets).

The Medical Loop leaves the bus stop located on Clarke Dr. at Ungs at :58 minutes after the hour, then heads towards the Delhi transfer point. Both the Grey/Sunset Park and Medical Loop/North routes provide service to Delhi transfer point and/or the downtown interchange (6th & Iowa) where students can transfer to other bus routes that will take them to (e.g.) Asbury Plaza, Wal-Mart, Kennedy Mall or Target.

The Nightrider evening route will operate Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 2:30am and is at the Clarke Kehl Center bus stop at :10 and :40 minutes after the hour until 10:40 pm and then add service at :25 and :55 minutes after the hour until 2:25 am.

The Jule is the public transit provider for the City of Dubuque and operates Monday thru Saturday. For more detailed route and schedule information, visit