News & Events

 

MAY 2016

 

UNI Local Food Program -
DOWNLOAD THE 2016 LOCAL FOOD GUIDE

The Buy Fresh, Buy Local Food Guide helps connect consumers to the array of local foods available in Black Hawk and surrounding counties. Find local farmers and restaurants, grocery stores, cafés, retail stores, and institutions who purchase locally grown foods. View and share the guide now!

Like the UNI Local Food Program on Facebook, or contact Jodie Huegerich to learn more (jodie.huegerich@uni.edu or 319-273-7883).

 

GET ENERGIZED, IOWA! RECOGNIZED

Get Energized, Iowa!, a project of the UNI CEEE and Psychology Department, was recently recognized as a 2015 Landmark Case Study by Tools of Change, a Canadian project that provides frameworks and guidance for community-based social marketing programs. Carole Yates, CEEE program manager, and Jack Yates professor of psychology, ran the 2012 competition among four small Iowa communities. All communities reduced electricity and gas usage, and in 2013 reduced energy use even more after the competition ended. The Yates presented a webinar for Tools of Change on Feb. 2 that will be on the Tools of Change web site in the near future.

 

UNI Local Food Program -
SEE WHAT A CLASS OF UNI STUDENTS CAN DO!

It started as a UNI Honors Program class project to develop a mobile fresh produce stand, using vegetables harvested at local farms to improve access to good food in neighborhoods with little access to affordable fresh vegetables. Check out this two-page pictorial story of what they accomplished in two Waterloo neighborhoods between June and October 2015. The work continues... we have ambitious plans for the next season!

 

JUNE 2016

 

UNI Local Food Program -
COLLEGE HILL FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY

Thursday, June 2; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
2205 College Street, Cedar Falls (map)

Visit the College Hill Farmers Market in its third season, open every Thursday (4-6 p.m.) June through October. Like the market on Facebook!

 

Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well -
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12;  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Center for Outdoor Learning / Hinton, Iowa

Explore with your students the products Americans use daily - “the stuff of life.” These products have a life cycle: They are extracted, transported, produced, used and disposed of around the globe. Study how this “stuff” is a primary source of environmental problems and examine how this relates to life satisfaction. Course content is real and relevant. Materials introduced are interdisciplinary and classroom-ready, designed so your students learn essential skills and concepts from the Iowa Core as well as NGSS Science and Engineering Practices.

Learn more and find enrollment information here, and contact Susan Salterberg for more information (susan.salterberg@uni.edu).