Center for Energy and Environmental Education
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 scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented. Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity -- all presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as emanating from forces of humanity's own making: massive population increases, unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss and ruinous environmental practices. Ironically however, war, the most destructive of human behaviors, is commonly bypassed.
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.
This feature film explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet, and the discovery and use of oil.
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.
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary. The film follows Sandra during one pivital year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
Ricardo Salvador, program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will discuss the links between community health, food, soil, water, and the system of food and agriculture we currently have but should change if we wish to be healthier.