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October 2014

 
Reclaim Your Holidays -
MOST USEFUL TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS

Educators told us the 5-minute assessment is one of the most helpful Reclaim Your Holidays tools. Assess your holiday activities and discover what you want to do differently this year!
 

Final month of the season! -
COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET
Every Thursday through October; 4:00-6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)
 
Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its second season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) through October. It's time for pumpkins, squash, apples, vegetables, breads & jams! Also find popcorn, baked goods, honey, jewelry, yarn, plants & flowers.
 

 

TWO HELPFUL CEEE WEBSITES

Reclaim Your Holidays and The Way We Live are two programs of the CEEE that share the same goal: To assist traditional and nontraditional educators in helping students and people of all ages "live what they 'love'" and consume differently. Uncover a wealth of resources tried and proven useful by actual educators! After browsing the websites, search the Reclaim Your Holidays database and The Way We Live database to help you find just the right tools for your workshop or classroom.
 

NEW CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABILITY OFFERED TO UNI STUDENTS
 
UNI is pleased to announce it now offers a Certificate in Sustainability to UNI students beginning in the fall semester of 2014. Open to all students and all majors, students may choose between 34 courses taught by 29 professors that follow six different content tracks:
  • Natural and biological environments
  • Mathematical and economic dimensions
  • Urban environments and technology
  • Sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation
  • Teacher education in sustainability and environmental literacy
  • Social, philosophical and political dimensions of sustainability
Interested students may contact Bill Stigliani (319-273-7150; william.stigliani@uni.edu).
 

Reclaim Your Holidays -
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER!

Did you know Reclaim Your Holidays publishes a newsletter? Subscribers receive approximately 12 emails throughout the year. It’s a great way to learn about new resources to help you and others reclaim your celebrations.

Click here to subscribe, or email Carole Yates (carole.yates@uni.edu) to learn more.
 

BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL FOOD GUIDE
 
Find local foods near you! Check out the 2014 Local Food Guide and support the restaurants and grocers as well as the wineries, breweries, and roasteries that produce and purchase local products. Visit farmers markets, roadside stands, and the farmers who grow your food! View dates and times for Black Hawk and neighboring county farmers markets.
 
To learn more and get involved, check out the UNI Local Food Program.
 
 

November 2014

 

CEDAR FALLS SEED LIBRARY HARVEST PARTY
Saturday, Nov. 8; 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
Cedar Falls Public Library Meeting Room

Celebrate the Cedar Falls Seed Library’s first harvest season! Please clearly label the seeds you collected to donate. Include type of seed (ex: Tomato, Corn, Pepper, etc.), variety (Kellogg’s Breakfast, Black Aztec, Jalapeno, etc.), year, and distinguish annual or perennial for flowers. Donated seeds will replenish the seed library’s stock to be shared with the seed saving community.

Learn more about the seed library on the Cedar Valley Grows website.
 

Reclaim Your Holidays -
THE GRATITUDE LETTER AS A GIFT

Not the same as a thank you note, gratitude letters give you an opportunity to examine the meaning and pleasure you get from a relationship, and share that with a significant person in your life. This is a great activity for all ages any time of the year! Reclaim Your Holidays created a simple handout to help you get started.
 

 

January 2015

 
eLearning Workshop -
HELPING STUDENTS LEARN TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND LIVE WELL

January & April 2015
Online
 
Help your students think critically about the impact of the stuff we buy and use, and how this affects current and future generations. Through the study of real and relevant issues, your students – at grade level appropriateness – will organize, synthesize and/or analyze information. With this, they will draw conclusions and support their conclusions, learning how to address environmental challenges as individuals and citizens of the planet.