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?
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 film "The Blue Nuns Go Green" is presented by the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center. Several years ago, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters' home earned a reputation as a national model of sustainable living. Since then the Sisters have developed an array of multimedia educational resources that include DVDs, books, a children's storybook, a quarterly bulletin and prayer cards on sustainability and the spirituality of sustainability. This film tells the story of the transformational spirituality that led the IHM Sisters to sustainably renovate their 376,000-square-foot Motherhouse.
Join the RRTTC for a film screening in honor of UNI Earth Week. Forget everything you know about a typical documentary and follow young couple Grant and Jen as they let you into their lives for one year, sharing moments of humor, struggle and hope as they compete with each other to give up consumerism and produce zero garbage.
"Build Green" shows how, by taking advantage of the sun, wind, rain, dirt, straw and waste, homeowners and developers can reduce their personal contribution to climate change by building structures that are healthier for the occupants, economical to run and even fun to live in.
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.