Join faculty in discussing Histories of the Dustheap. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations and policies. This is the second of a three-part discussion series. Pre-registration required.
Tom Wind, Iowa DNR officer, will provide information about Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). This relatively new technology was discovered in 1989 by two electrochemists at the University of Utah. A few determined scientists around the world continued this research to fully develop this technology with a few small companies who are on the verge of commercializing products that use this technology. This technology allows controlled fusion of hydrogen into helium in small modular reactors that can fit on a table top. The result is abundant thermal energy, with no radiation dangers, no radioactive byproducts and no combustion of fossil fuels. The cost of the hydrogen, the necessary materials and the catalysts are but a small fraction of the cost of traditional fossil fuels. Could this be the possible energy solution of the future?
Participate with faculty in a discussion of Histories of the Dustheap. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations and policies. Join by using Adobe Connect or in person. Pre-registration is required; register here to participate.
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.