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UNI Earth Week Fun Run

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

Film: Vanishing of the Bees

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.

America Recycles Day

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.

"Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" Film Screening

The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi River and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland. "Troubled Waters" emphasizes solutions, providing a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change.

Healthy Communities Film: "Searching for Shangri-La"

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?

Sustainability Book Club Meeting

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 third meeting of a three-part discussion series. Pre-registration required.


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