Dress to get wet and dirty and help the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center clean up the wetland area. Meet in the NE corner of the WRC lot. Free pizza will be provided after the clean up. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 15 will receive a free t-shirt.
Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Ride the trails and meet new friends! Meet at Mulligan's Brick Oven and Pub for a 10-mile ride as the UNI Cycling Club and Cedar Valley Cyclists lead a trail ride. Helmets are required for all riders. Registration is not required to participate but those who register by April 9 will receive a free t-shirt.
Power Paths is a documentary that follows the efforts of American Indian tribes as they explore ways to bring renewable energy projects into their communities. From the Sioux of Great Plains in the midwest to the Navajo and Hopi of the southwest, tribes are fighting to protect their land, air and water from the harmful impacts of mining and burning coal.
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists"--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in U.S. history and why they matter so much today.
The Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host filmmaker Graham Meriwether and show his film American Meat. A time of discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.
Students enrolled in Introduction to Sustainability will present their blueprint for a sustainable society in 2050 at a public forum. A poster session will be held prior to the forum. Free and open to the public.
Paul Deaton from Physicians for Social Responsibility will speak about nuclear energy in Iowa. Deaton has been speaking and writing about nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear energy since 2009. He will discuss the relationship between nuclear proliferation and nuclear power, and give an update on the bills in the Iowa legislature regarding the proposed nuclear plant for Iowa.
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary. The film follows Sandra during one pivital year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
Ricardo Salvador, program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will discuss the links between community health, food, soil, water, and the system of food and agriculture we currently have but should change if we wish to be healthier.
Occupy CEEE for a couple of hours will involve 30-minute sessions and discussions on the following topics:
Food democracy: You know your doctor, your know your dentist, do you know your farmer? (Kamyar Enshayan, CEEE)
"Job-killing regulations?": Understanding laws & regulations that protect life on Earth (Laura Jackson, biology dept.)
Energize Cedar Valley: Service learning opportunities in energy conservation and efficiency (Ashley Wolter, CEEE)
Other topics related to CEEE's work will be offered depending on interests expressed.