The 3rd Annual Panther Plot Harvest Festival will celebrate the hard work that UNI students have done, leading up to harvest season. It will also feature food from the garden, live music by Cassie O'Meara and games. This year’s event will feature the public unveiling of phase one of implementation of a new landscape architectural plan for the student garden. This plan was designed by recent UNI graduate Brittany Nelson and implemented by student members of Green Project UNI.
The Office of Sustainability and Rod Library will host a plastic bag exchange in the east lobby of Rod Library. Faculty, staff and students can exchange five or more plastic bags for a UNI reusable bag. Limit of one reusable bag per person. All plastic bags turned in will be recycled.
Join faculty members for a discussion of new initiatives and curricular efforts across campus related to sustainability as well as ways to participate in these initiatives. Beverages will be provided.
The Panther Plot, the on-campus student garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members for a celebration of the harvest season! Join us for appetizer samples made with produce straight from the garden, cooking demonstrations by Food Network personality Amy Thielen, music spun by a local DJ, games, and tours of the garden.
The Piazza will host an energy awareness dinner with low-carbon meal options!
The Rialto will host an energy awareness dinner with low-carbon meal options!
This is a fun 5K Run/Walk with proceeds benefiting the efforts of Green Iowa AmeriCorps, a local non-profit that provides free home energy audits and weatherizations to populations in need.
5K Course: Follows the UNI South Campus Trails, Start and Finish at the CEEE Arch
Entry Fee: $15 Donation -participants will receive a reusable water bottle, access to the runners station and a running bib.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded for the Greenest Outfit (Be Creative), as well as the Top Finisher in the four categories, 35+ Male/Female and Under 35 Male/Female.
Come to the CEEE September 27th at 7:00. Amazing chef, Dan Ankrum of Avant Garde Catering, will be preparing courses using local products and discussing how sustainability relates directly to dining around the area.
Along with great food and entertainment, the student organizations UNI Green Life, Green Project UNI, Student Nature Society (SNS), and Northern Iowa Student Energy Corp will be attending to pass along information about their clubs and why and how you should get involved.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream demo
Farm: Hansens, HillCrest Farms
Local Iowa butternut squash soup, Vegan
Farm: A Family Market Place
Local Iowa roasted pork shoulder served taco style.
Farm Green's Organics
Brew Grain Cookies
Farms: Hillcrest Farms, Kitchen Table CSA, Hansen's
The UNI community is invited to join the University Sustainability Council to recognize the ongoing sustainability efforts on campus and reflect on what the future holds for sustainability efforts. Father Bud Grant, St. Ambrose University, will be the keynote speaker.