UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center and CEEE present Emerald Horizons: Sustainability and Nature in Iowa
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Emerald Horizons: Sustainability and Nature in Iowa will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. The presentation, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), will be in the CEE auditorium, room 11. Read More..
Indoor farmers markets to be held around the Cedar Valley through December
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership, a local food advocacy group at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, has announced an extended farmers market season for the Cedar Valley. Indoor markets in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Waverly will be open to the public in November and December. Buyers will find locally produced fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, eggs, poultry, and other foody items at these late-season markets. Read More..
UNI to celebrate Green Week, Oct. 18-24
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will host Green Week at the University of Northern Iowa, kicking off Sunday, Oct. 18 and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 24. Read More..
UNI's CEEE presents Solar/Energy Efficiency Tour in five communities on Oct. 4
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Home owners in five Cedar Valley communities will open their doors to the public for the Cedar Valley Solar/Energy Efficiency Tour on Sunday, Oct. 4. The home tours will feature: solar hot water systems, photovoltaics (solar electric), ground source heat pumps, insulated concrete form construction and energy efficiency. The Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) at the University of Northern Iowa with the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) are hosting this opportunity for the public to see solar and energy efficient technologies that can reduce monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions and qualify for tax credits and cash incentives. Read More..
UNI CEEE and other Community Partners Sponsor "Apples, Cheese & More," September 19
The Cedar Falls Annual Community Read for the Enviroment partners are hosting an "Apples, Cheese & More" mini-festival and potluck picnic on Saturday, September 19, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls. At this fall festival, sample apples from local orchards, help make apple cider, participate in a laughter yoga activity, and learn to make cheese from Cedar Falls resident Jack Yates. This celebration will end with comedy improv troupe "Half Masted's" tribute to apples. The event is free to the public. Participants are asked to bring a dish or two to share, tableware, and a beverage. For Information, go here, call Hartman Reserve Nature Center @ (319)-277-2187, or email Susan Salterberg.
GreenProject UNI Sponsors 2009 Wind Generation Festival
The 2009 Wind Generation Festival, put on by GreenProject UNI, will be held on Friday, Sept. 18. The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lawther Field on the University of Northern Iowa campus (rain location in Lang Hall Auditorium). Read More..
Recycling Revolution Hits Rider Hall
In an effort to help students learn about responsible recycling practices, a pilot recycling program will take place on the University of Northern Iowa campus this fall. The Rider Hall Recycling Revolution (RRR) will start in student's dorm rooms in Rider Hall and will be initiated through the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC). Read More..
UNI's RRTTC 'Get Your Green On' to expand its reach
Elementary students in the Cedar Falls area have the opportunity to engage in an environmental education program. Through the efforts of the University of Northern Iowa's Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), "Get Your Green On," a pilot project launched at Lincoln Elementary School last year, is expanding its reach. Read More..
Healthy, Fresh, Made-From-Scratch Meals to be Served at UNI's Laboratory School
Something new will be in the air at the University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School this fall. The aroma of fresh, healthy, made-from-scratch meals from the school's kitchen will greet the students, faculty and staff each day at the Grassroots Café, which will provide food and educational experiences to enrich bodies and minds. Read More..
Guide to Local Grown Meats, Fruits, and Vegetables
The 2009 Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Directory is now available from Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership (NIFFP) at the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Enviromental Education. The directory features information about where to purchase locally grown meats, fruits, and vegetables in Black Hawk and neighboring Iowa counties. It also lists grocers, restaurants and institutions that buy local foods.
"New additions to the directory this year include a chart that shows the best times to buy Iowa fruits and vegetables, information on how to buy locally grown meat, and a list of 2009 local food events," says Andrea Geary, NIFFP coordinator.
To receive a copy of the new giude, contact Geary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 273-7883, or visit www.ceee.uni.edu and download a guide under Local Foods/Find Local Foods Near You.
Get Your Green On! - UNI Earthday - April 22
Wednesday April 22
10 am - 3 pm
Free Bike Tune-Ups, 10am - 3pm, Maucker Union courtyard, provided by Europa Cycle and Ski.
Click here to view the flier for more information.
Panther Pickup: A new life for your old stuff
Rather than pitching stuff when students move out of residence halls and apartments, students are encouraged to contribute usable items - including running shoes, mattresses, carpets and books - to charitable organizations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to recycle futon frames and other metals.
For more information go here.
Sabin Hall Renovation to Meet Silver LEED Certification Standards
Construction of the four-story Sabin Hall (initially known as the Training School) began in 1912 and the building was ready for use in January 1914. The building served as a modern K-12 model school for teacher training and student education. Read More..
Campus Conversation on Sustainability - April 14, 2009
On April 14, 2009, the University of Northern Iowa is hosting a Campus Conversation on Sustainability. The event will open with special remarks from President Ben Allen, Vice President Tom Schellhardt, Provost James Lubker and NISG President Pernell Cezar. A number of breakout sessions follow, addressing a wide variety of topics relevant to the campus community.
To learn more about this important event, click here.
New Sustainability Course Offering - Fall, 2009!
A new course, Introduction to Sustainability, is being offered to all students beginning Fall, 2009! This course is an introduction to sustainability, providing a broad overview of challenges posed by environmental degradation and resource depletion, and potential ways societies can respond to ensure that these problems are not left for future generations to solve. The course will explore the multi-faceted dimensions of sustainability as a web of interactions between the environment, technology, economy, and society. The course will be solution-oriented, surveying the numerous options put forward as pathways toward sustainability. Students will be required to partake in service projects that promote local sustainability in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.
To view the course flyer, click here.
Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council's Report on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
To read the Executive Summary of the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council's report on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, click here for more information.
UNI Recycling Center Statistical Information
The volume of materials processed at the UNI Recycling Substation has increased dramatically in 2008. Click here for more information.