Can a simple 19th century technology change the world? For most North Americans, a bicycle ride or commute is a lifestyle choice. For countless others across the globe, each pedal stroke is progress out of poverty, toward an education and over the mountains of social and cultural discrimination.
"With My Own Two Wheels" profiles the lives of five people and portrays the powerful difference a bicycle has made for each of them and their communities. The film can be used to better understand their life circumstances, the power of an "appropriate" human-scale technology in an increasingly hi-tech world and to inspire discussion on how we can each contribute to improving the lives of people around the world, even in simple ways.
The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland, but this bounty has come with a price. Excess crop fertilizers are contaminating the nation’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, while at the same time precious soil is washing away.
Designing Healthy Communities is a four-part series that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions.
In the final episode, "Searching for Shangri-La," Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for model communities large and small that embody the intricate balance of health promoting design and human needs. Does the perfect community exist?
Reuse this Season! Reduce stress before finals with a reusable material craft. Help reuse an old dish by decorating it with sharpie and then putting in the oven to set. This craft is a great way to reuse something, give it a new purpose and to reduce waste.
We will be also be giving away some small plants courtesy of the UNI Botanical Center that will be accompanied by your choice of teacup to plant it in. These plants are small and only need watering every few weeks, making them an ideal plant for a dorm setting!
The Great Squeeze is the last film in the Fall Environmental Film series sponsored by the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition. The film explores our current ecological and economic crisis stemming from our dependence on cheap and abundant energy.
Please join us for this important academic conference call series. This call will be on the subject of Pandemic Preparedness with Laurie Garrett.
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events. As part of America Recycle Day, the RRTTC will hand out reusable water bottles.
Join us for a 24 hour scavenger hunt to find 15 items pertaining to recycling and sustainability on campus to celebrate America Recycles Day. The list will be emailed to registered participants right before 5 PM on November 14. Twenty lucky winners will be selected to win a prize from the completed entries.
The UNI Wetland is in need of a clean up; pizza will be served afterwards. Registration is free but required for food and t-shirts orders.
The Price of Sand is the second film in the Fall Environmental Film series sponsored by the UNI Recylcing and Reuse Technology Transfer Center and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition. The film focuses on the impact frac sand mining has on small towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin.