News & Events

 

July 2014

 

Fabulous Resources for Energy Education (F.R.E.E.) -
SUMMER ENERGY PROGRAMMING FOR STUDENTS
 
Find the F.R.E.E. program around the state this summer! The team is providing programming for EPSCoR’s 2014 Science of Energy Library Programs and for UNI-CUE and Girl Scouts day camps at the CEEE. F.R.E.E is also placing a STEM expert at the Girls Scouts’ Camp Little Cloud near Dubuque, Iowa.
 
Check out the F.R.E.E. program’s full calendar of events, and view the map to find us at a library near you!
 

Open for 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. Find a wide variety of vegetables, sweet corn, strawberries & raspberries, eggs, apples, artisan baked goods, popcorn, locally roasted coffee beans, apparel & jewelry, nursery stock & bedding plants, and cut flowers.
 
 
 
EPSCoR Energy Institute Workshop
June 24-28 and July 8-12, 2014
Lakeside Lab in Okoboji, Iowa
 
The CEEE will be hosting the EPSCoR Energy Institute Workshop for 4th through 12th grade science and technology teachers who are interested in increasing their personal understanding of energy and its significance in STEM education.
 
 

Looking for a Green Job?
GREEN IOWA AMERICORPS IS HIRING!
Apply now! Jobs start Sept. 15, 2014.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps, based at the University of Northern Iowa, utilizes AmeriCorps members to help Iowans become more energy efficient through residential weatherizations, energy education, and community outreach services. Job availability includes 25 full-time positions for members to serve on 5-member teams in five Iowa service locations - Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, and Des Moines. View and share the flier.

To apply, contact Green Iowa AmeriCorps Program Director, Ashley Craft (greeniowadirector@gmail.com; 319-273-7273).

 

New 2014 edition released!
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, and save the date for the 2014 Farm Crawl on Sunday, Sept. 14.
 
To learn more and get involved, check out the UNI Local Food Program.

 

Farm Energy Case Studies -
LED LIGHTS IN DAIRY BUILDING & ELECTRIC-POWERED SICKLE FOR MOWING

Learn how two Farm Energy Working Group mini-grant recipients are reducing their farm energy use.

Click to read the LED Lighting and the Electric-powered Sickle for Mowing/Hay Cutting case studies.