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Earth Week Book Swap

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a book swap during UNI Earth Week. Bring your used paperback and hardcover books to the Rod Library circulation desk. Receive a ticket for each book you bring and exchange them for new books in the Maucker Union Courtyard. No magazines or textbooks. 

Film Screening: "So Right So Smart"

 “So Right So Smart” profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices that are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. The primary focus of the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Interface Inc., a global carpet manufacturer led by Ray Anderson, one of the early pioneers of green business practices.

Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference: Academia and Community Looking to the Future

Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist and writer will be the keynote speaker for the second day of the Sustainability Dialogue and Action conference. She ran for vice president in 1996 and 2000 as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. She is currently the executive director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project, which she founded at White Earth Reservation in 1989. There will be a panel discussion featuring the three keynote speakers, topical sharing sessions and a campus sustainability tour.

Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference Keynote Speaker: Majora Carter

Majora Carter will be the keynote speaker for the Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference. Carter is an urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York City. She founded the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx. Since 2008, her consulting company, MCG has exported climate adaptation, urban revitalization and leadership development strategies for business, government, foundations, universities and economically under-performing communities.

Earth Week Photo Contest Reception

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.

Film Screening: "Reinventing the World"

"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. 


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