UNI receives Governor's Environmental Excellence Award
The University of Northern Iowa received the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for its dedication to water quality and its work to minimize pollution from entering Dry Run Creek, an impaired water body that flows directly through campus. Board of Regents Press Release. Read More..
UNI holds 2011 Sustainability Forum on April 21
2011 marks the third year of President Allen and the BOR Sustainability Initiative as well as the call to action given to students, faculty, and staff to be fully committed to and engaged in ensuring a sustainable future through our actions and decisions regarding our campus, its operations, and initiatives (from ISA, but very similar to address given by President Allen in 2009).
UNI to celebrate Earth Week
Earth Week is a campus-wide event that aims to involve the campus community in environmental action and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. According to www.earthday.org, more than 1 billion people in 190 countries celebrate the day each year. Read More..
UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to host Research and Management Seminar
Priya Shahani, program coordinator of the Monarch Joint Venture at the University of Minnesota, will speak at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center. Her lecture, titled "Monarch Biology, Conservation Needs, and the Monarch Joint Venture" is part of the Natural Resources Research and Management Seminar Series, sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Read More..
UNI to offer sustainability course
The University of Northern Iowa will offer "Introduction to Sustainability" (TECH 1059:12) in the fall of 2011. The 3-credit course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 115 in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on the UNI campus. Read More..
UNI to offer waste reduction graduate-credit workshops in Dubuque area
"Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R,'" a one-hour University of Northern Iowa graduate-credit course, will be held near Dubuque as a two-part course in June and November. Read More..
UNI to offer waste reduction graduate-credit workshops in Boone area
"Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R,'" a one-hour University of Northern Iowa graduate-credit course, will be held near Boone as a two-part course in June and November. Read More..
UNI film series promotes healthy and sustainable living
The University of Northern Iowa will continue it's mission to enhance sustainability through a film series focused on environmental challenges and healthy living. The UNI Faculty, Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), Recycling and Reuse Tech Transfer Center (RRTTC) and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition (HCVC) are sponsoring the series. They hope it will bring students and community members together to discuss issues facing society in regards to the environment. Read More..
UNI College of Education: Green the Scene - Clean, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Juliet Schor to Discuss How to Transition to a Sustainable Economy
Juliet B. Schor will speak at the University of Northern Iowa on how millions of Americans are transitioning to a sustainable economy. Schor will discuss her most recent book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The talk is part of the 2010-2011 Hearst Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Cedar Falls Thermal Flyover
Avian colonization during early establishment in a Prairie Biofuel Project
1st in a series of seminars on Natural Resource Research and Management
Jim Mason: Master of Science Candidate, Biology Department University of Northern Iowa
Wednesday February 9th, 2011 @ 4pm
Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on w 27th St.)
Jim Mason will discuss the avian use of a prairie biofuel research site in the first seminar of the semester. Using visual line transect surveys Jim was able to assess avian colonization of the site from the time of planting through August 2010.This site was limited during the 2009 breeding season; however, sixteen bird species were frequently recorded in the plots during fall 2009 and spring 2010 migrations. Fall migrating bird density and richness were significantly greater in native vegetation compared to adjacent harvested corn fields. During the 2010 breeding season, he observed significantly greater avian abundance, richness and diversity in more diverse vegetative communities. Avian community structure also varied significantly between the treatments. The results of this research will be presented along with an overview of results for other wildlife surveys being conducted at the site.
The Search for Clean Water in Iowa: A Reporter's Adventures - Perry Beeman