News & Events

 

December 2014

 

Green Iowa AmeriCorps -
HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING DRIVE

Monday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Jan. 12
Cedar Falls and Waterloo

Bring your old, broken, unwanted or unused holiday string lighting to one of Green Iowa AmeriCorps' six drop-off locations in Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Enter to win a FREE box of new energy-efficient LED string lights when you drop off your old lights!

Drop-off locations:

  • Cedar Falls Public Library
  • Waterloo Public Library
  • Ace Hardware (Cedar Falls)
  • Menards (Cedar Falls)
  • Menards (Waterloo)
  • CEEE at UNI

Help spread the word! View and share the Holiday Lights Recycling Drive flier.
 

Reclaim Your Holidays -
THE GRATITUDE LETTER AS A GIFT

Winter holidays provide a prime opportunity to write a significant person in your life a gratitude letter to express the meaning and pleasure you get from a relationship. Reclaim Your Holidays created a simple handout to help you get started.

 

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!

 

Green Film Series -
COOL IT

Tuesday, Dec. 2; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
CEEE Auditorium on the UNI Campus (map)

Author and filmmaker Bjørn Lomborg takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis. The film focuses on his ideas about how to make the environmental movement less propagandist and more realistic. View the film over popcorn and join us for discussion. Admission is free.

View the flier and help spread the word! Presented by Green Iowa AmeriCorps.

 

In the news...
GREEN IOWA AMERICORPS

News crews followed Green Iowa AmeriCorps volunteers while they performed energy audits as a free service to Northeast Iowa organizations and residents. The stories highlighted Green Iowa AmeriCorps’ free energy audit and weatherization services as a way to help mitigate high utility bills. They also spotlighted the special efforts Green Iowa AmeriCorps makes to provide services to people in need.

Watch the Cedar Falls team audit the Lutheran Student Center near UNI on KWWL.

Watch the Cedar Rapids team perform home energy audits on KCRG.
 

 

January 2015

 
eLearning Workshop - 100% online!
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.
 

 

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 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.

 

February 2015

 
Green Iowa AmeriCorps -
EASTERN IOWA HOME IMPROVEMENT & LANDSCAPING SHOW

February 6-8
Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo


Save the date! Green Iowa AmeriCorps volunteers will join other home and landscaping exhibits at the show. Watch this space for more information...