When: Wednesday, November 10th @ 12pm
Where: In Person at MidWest One Bank (across from the Pentacrest, University of Iowa)
Blake Rupe is an adjunct global health instructor at the University of Iowa who is focused on changing the ways that communities engage with environmental issues. During her MA in International Studies at the University of Iowa, she launched Re-App Inc., a company that encourages people to live more sustainable lives. This start-up's mobile application, Re-App, gave people the power to measure and track their recycling efforts over time. Intrigued by the possibility of sustainability efforts through applications, Rupe created a new application, Sift, to provide a platform for community members to share tips on sustainable living. As a professor, Rupe conducts research on human drivers behind waste proliferation and marine debris presence, while also acting as the Sustainability Program Manager through the Office of Sustainability and the Environment.