In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York and Pennsylvania. He was offered $100,000 to lease his land for a new method of drilling developed by Halliburton and soon discovered this was only a part of a 34-state drilling campaign, the largest natural gas drilling boom in history.
Center for Energy and Environmental Education
State Senator Rob Hogg and Raki Giannakourus of Green Dubuque speak about the need for advocacy and action on climate change.
The University of Northern Iowa, Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District, Iowa NRCS, and the Cedar River Watershed Coalition are pleased to host Ray Archuleta of USDA-NRCS, aka “The Soils Guy,” for a public presentation & field day.
•Hear about the benefits of building soil health with cover crops and other practices
•Learn how the Dry Run Creek watershed is partnering with area farmers to improve water quality
When Curt Ellis left Iowa after creating the Peabody-winning documentary "King Corn," something didn't sit right––and it wasn't just the home-brewed high-fructose corn syrup he'd consumed. Join Curt for a lively multimedia presentation as he shares the journey that led him to leave filmmaking and join with a group of colleagues to launch FoodCorps, a national service organization that is changing the way children relate to food.
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.
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.
Renowned artist Gary Kelley will sign posters at the College Hill Farmers Market. Signed posters are $20; $5 for UNI students. All proceeds will support the work of the UNI Local Food Program.
Fifty million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. Free and open to the public.
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.