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UNI to host telecast about sustainability at the university level

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Pat Higby, energy educator, UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education (319) 273-6012
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Physical Plant and Office of Facilities Planning will host a satellite telecast, 'Campus Sustainability,' from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union, on Thursday, Oct. 9.

According to Pat Higby, energy educator at UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education said the most popular definition of sustainability can be traced to a 1987 United Nations

conference. 'It defined sustainable developments as those that meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,' she said. 'Robert Gillman, editor of 'In Context' magazine, extends this goal-oriented definition by stating 'sustainability refers to a very old and simple concept, the Golden Rule: Do unto future generations as you would have them do unto you.'

The telecast is sponsored by the Society for College and University Planning in Ann Arbor, Mich., and will demonstrate strategies for making sustainability more feasible at universities and colleges.

The public may attend free. For more information, contact Higby, at (319) 273-6012.