News & Events

OCTOBER 2016

 

2016 Farm Crawls -
FARM CRAWL & HARVEST DINNER

Sunday, Oct. 2
Grundy County

Join this self-guided tour of Grundy County Farms! Visit the Grundy County Farmers Market (open 4:30-5:30 p.m.) before heading over to the Harvest dinner at the Grundy County Courthouse Square. Self-guided tours are free and family friendly (1:00-4:00 p.m.). Tickets required for dinner (5:00 p.m.). 

Download the printable Farm Crawl Guide (no registration necessary). Click here to purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner or call (515) 291-1956. Register by Sep. 21!


2016 Farm Crawls -
NORTHERN IOWA FOOD & FARM PARTNERSHIP FARM CRAWL

Sunday, Oct. 2
Black Hawk & Tama Counties

Check out the self-guided tour of farms in Black Hawk and Tama Counties between 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Find more information at www.silosandsmokestacks.org/farmcrawl.

Click here to view and print the guide.

 

UNI Local Food Program -
SOUP DAY @ THE COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET!

Thursday, Oct. 27; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its third season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) June through October.

Like the market on Facebook and check out the 2016 lineup!

 

Sign up now! -
FUNDING YOUR FUTURE
Mondays & Wednesdays; 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 16
Rod Library 286 (Makerspace Room)

This FREE, non-credit course (6 meeting times), is open to all UNI students. You'll discuss "What do I stand for? Who/what influenced my values? Do my priorities match my present actions?" You'll also discover the impact of your spending on life satisfaction and the environment. Finally you'll explore your vision for who you want to be when you graduate from UNI. The first session of students will be eligible for a Hy-Vee gift card drawing. Paid internships available for several students at $10/hr.

Click here to register (log in with your CatID). And check out our partner's program - Live Like a Student / UNI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

 

UNI Local Food Program-
ANNUAL LOCAL FOOD DINNER

Wednesday, Nov. 2; 6:00 p.m. (social hour), 6:30 p.m. (dinner)
Waterloo Center for the Arts

The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership invites you to dinner and to meet local leaders who are working hard to create a community food web that improves access to good food for all, promotes healthy eating, and supports a diversity of thriving local food & farm businesses in our region. The annual dinner celebrates our food & farm culture. It provides an occasion for us to connect with others who appreciate locally grown foods and to see what we can plan together for the next season. One of the leading voices for the local food movement in Iowa, Teresa Wiemerslage, will inspire us with us local food initiatives that we could adopt in our region. Reserve your seat by October 5!

Contact Jodie Huegerich (jodie.huegerich@uni.edu or 319-273-7883) for more information.

 

UNI Local Food Program -
GREENS TO GO WINTER MARKET

Saturdays Nov. 5 through Dec. 17; 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Waterloo First United Methodist (614 Randolph Street, Waterloo)

Greens to Go is kicking off the new indoor Winter Market, featuring lettuce, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, cilantro, mint, potatoes, onions, garlic, eggs, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more! The Winter Market will be open every Saturday Nov. 5 through Dec. 17 except for Thanksgiving weekend (no market on Nov. 26).

Visit Greens to Go on Facebook!

 

New presentation –
SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN GRAPHICS

This presentation uses graphics to show the sources of greenhouse gas emissions, as identified by the US EPA. The single largest contributor? The answer may surprise you.

 

E-newsletter –
QUALITY TEACHER TOOLS FOR PROTECTING OUR PLANET

Subscribe to this new e-newsletter for teachers that will help you build a better world and meet student achievement goals. This resource will introduce you to teacher-tested activities and lesson plans. Most focus on the environment, and you'll find easy connections to standards. All activities and lessons focus on real, relevant and interesting topics.

Click here to subscribe!

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

Reclaim Your Holidays -
REINVENTING JEWELRY & WINTER HOLIDAYS

Sunday, Dec. 4; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cedar Falls Historical Society (3rd & Clay Sts.​)

Reclaim Your Holidays partners with the Cedar Falls Historical Society in a workshop where participants will learn ideas for reinventing winter holidays and will repurpose​ ​broken china into jewelry. Reclaim Your Holidays helps Iowans create meaningful, fun holidays that are easier on the environment. This is part of the Cedar Falls Historical Society ​"A Useful Tool: Invention in Cedar Falls.​"​ Participants will receive "The Gift of Nothing" book.

 

JANUARY 2017


The Way We Live -
SECRET LIVES OF "STUFF"

January 9-May 4, 2017
100% online course

Explore with your K-12 students the “stuff” Americans use daily. These products have life cycles. They are extracted, transported, produced, used and disposed of around the globe - including in Iowa. Study how this "stuff" is a primary source of environmental problems. Upper level students then can find solutions to the question: How do we reconcile our desire to consume with our desire for a healthy planet? The course includes exploration of individual and collective actions.

Targeted specifically to K-8th grades in nearly all subject areas. Also great for 9-12 Language Arts, Social Studies and Environmental Science. One hour of graduate or undergraduate credit. $100 tuition & technology fee, $100 stipends available. Click here to learn more and to register.