Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the inaugural Earth Week Photo Contest reception. Ben Hoksch will present photos from his recent kayak travels on the Mississippi River. The top 20 finalists' photos will be displayed and the top three cash prize winners will be announced at the completion of the event. Appetizers will be served.
"Reinventing the World" is a series for all those who want to know the good news about how we can reinvent the world to make it work better for all of us. This three-part series of documentaries with host Des Kennedy looks at some of the biggest challenges facing us today - work and time, food, and urban sustainability - and how innovative thinkers and doers from the famous to the obscure, from Berkeley to Sao Paolo, Brazil, are coming up with some of the ways of getting there from here.
Michael A. Levi is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. The author of the book On Nuclear Terrorism, he has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Foreign Affairs, the New Republic, Slate and other publications. He is a frequent adviser to government and business and a regular guest on major television and radio. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this live discussion via conference call. Those attending will also be able to ask questions following the presentation.
"Pete McCloskey: Leading from the Front" tells the colorful story of former Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey who was both a Marine war hero in Korea and a leading peace advocate during the Vietnam war. This documentary cuts through contemporary biases based on ideologies and party affiliations to open a unique window into an important span of our nation's history.
The RRTTC & the CEEE will present a screening of the film Pipe Dreams. The film discusses the impact and consequences of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Tom Poor Bear, the Vice President of the Oglala Nation from Pine Ridge, will speak following the film. Tom Poor Bear has been a leader in the effort to protect native lands and water supplies from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Join the RRTTC and CAB for a free screening of the movie Wall-E. The film will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in honor of UNI Earthweek Celebration. Free snacks and beverages will be provided but remember to bring your own reusable cup!
Join us for a fun run on area soft trails in honor of UNI Earth Week. The run will begin at 29th and Walnut St. and is open to all participants. Pre-register before April 13 to receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded after the run. Those interested can register at rrttc.com
Presented by the RRTTC, this film follows why honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, scientists puzzle over the cause. Organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.
The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center will have a booth in Maucker Union with recycling information, including recycling locations on and off-campus. America Recycles Day is a great reminder for all of us to promote recycling practices in your circle of friends, at work and at home. RRTTC staff members will also be on campus looking to reward people they find recycling on America Recycles Day so remember to “Get Your Green On” and maybe you’ll be one of our lucky winners.
So Right So Smart is a feature documentary narrated by Daryl Hannah and is presented by the RRTTC. Businesses have begun to take positive steps toward a sustainable future. Those looking to find encouraging news in the midst of our current environmental crisis will be inspired by this story of leadership and hope.