Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Hans Herren, World Food Prize winner and president of the Millennium Institute, will present "Changing Course in Global Agriculture."
Agriculture must be at the core of any vision that sees all people having enough healthy food in a healthy environment. Today, 870 million people suffer from hunger in a world of food production surpluses and pre- and post-retail waste while unsustainable agricultural practices lead to environmental problems and threaten the health of our planet. Ecological and resilient agricultural practices conserve ecosystems and biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation. Small-holder farmers, when practicing sustainable agriculture, are the best stewards of our ecosystem.
Why have farm interests had to resort to PR campaigns and social media initiatives just to redeem what used to be one of the most admired occupations in America? Why are those efforts likely to backfire and further isolate agriculture? Why do farm lobbyists defend agricultural technologies and policies that farmers themselves question? Why do the agriculture's leaders denigrate local food initiatives and organic farming? Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook shares candid observations from his 35 years of experience in agriculture policy.
Join the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education for a bike tour of four small communities near Cedar Falls to learn how they're reducing energy use through the Get Energized Iowa competition. The ride begins in Fairbank and goes to Readlyn then to Waverly.
Join the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education for a bike tour of four small communities near Cedar Falls to learn how they're reducing energy use through the Get Energized Iowa competition. The ride begins in Dike and goes through Hudson then to Cedar Falls.
Join us for a visit to the Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch and Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm. Both sites offer on opportunity to get a glimpse of sustainable local food practices. Cost is $5; bring a sack lunch. Transportation is provided for participants. To reserve your spot and for additional information, visit www.rrttc.com and register under “Current Events.” Space is limited and registration ends Sept. 18.
The screening of the film "Renewal" is presented by the UNI Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center in correlation with the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition.
From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. With great courage, these women, men and children are re-examining what it means to be human and how we live on this planet. Their stories of combating global warming and the devastation of mountaintop removal, of promoting food security, environmental justice, recycling, land preservation, and of teaching love and respect for life on Earth.
Student volunteers are needed to help make College Hill more beautiful on this National Day of Service. We will plant native Iowa plants and possibly some trees to make the commercial district near campus more pleasant and inviting. The event is organized by the College Hill Partnership and the Center for Energy & Environmental Education.
UNI will support local foods initiatives by having a farmer’s market on campus. The market is open to students, staff, faculty and the community. Farmers will have freshly washed, locally grown produce, while other organizations will be supporting local businesses and the benefits of a local economy. At 3 p.m. Kamyar Enshayan, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion in Maucker Union about local foods and issues surrounding the topic. UNI Green Project is hosting the event, with assistance from Green Life, Buy Fresh Buy Local, the Center for Energy and Environment Education and UNI Sustainability.
Welcome to the 2012 Farm Crawl. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring the Cedar Valley and visiting the treasures of local farms that feed us. Farm Crawl is free and open to the public.
It is organized by UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education to highlight the importance and the necessity of locally grown foods and a vital and diverse local agriculture.
The need for blood donations from volunteer blood donors is continuous and on-going. While the need for blood remains about the same from month to month, the number of donations typically drecreases during the summer months. This drop in donations can lead to critical shortages. Contribute to your community by donating blood at the next Green Iowa AmeriCorps Blood Drive. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, contact Ashley Wolter st 319-415-7327. You can also schedule an appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.