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.
Center for Energy and Environmental Education
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.
Come celebrate UNI Earth Day at the NE courtyard of Maucker Union. Play games, win prizes, get your free bike tune up and visit more than 30 great educational booths. Visit with the Bag Monster, recycle your electronics and check out the newest "Enviro Friendly" cars at this exciting event.
Dress to get wet and dirty and help the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center clean up the wetland area. Meet in the NE corner of the WRC lot. Free pizza will be provided after the clean up. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 15 will receive a free t-shirt.
Ride the trails and meet new friends! Meet at Mulligan's Brick Oven and Pub for a 10-mile ride as the UNI Cycling Club and Cedar Valley Cyclists lead a trail ride. Helmets are required for all riders. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 9 will receive a free t-shirt.
Power Paths is a documentary that follows the efforts of American Indian tribes as they explore ways to bring renewable energy projects into their communities. From the Sioux of Great Plains in the midwest to the Navajo and Hopi of the southwest, tribes are fighting to protect their land, air and water from the harmful impacts of mining and burning coal.
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists"--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in U.S. history and why they matter so much today.
The Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host filmmaker Graham Meriwether and show his film American Meat. A time of discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.
Students enrolled in Introduction to Sustainability will present their blueprint for a sustainable society in 2050 at a public forum. A poster session will be held prior to the forum. Free and open to the public.
Paul Deaton from Physicians for Social Responsibility will speak about nuclear energy in Iowa. Deaton has been speaking and writing about nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear energy since 2009. He will discuss the relationship between nuclear proliferation and nuclear power, and give an update on the bills in the Iowa legislature regarding the proposed nuclear plant for Iowa.