• The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center

    The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center

    “Promoting environmental sustainability through Research, Education and Outreach”

 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach center serving Regent university researchers and students, Iowa citizens, business and industry. Read More
  • Outreach Programs & Activites

    Outreach Programs & Activites

    The RRTTC develops and implements several environmental education outreach programs to serve various focus groups both at the University of Northern Iowa and in the community. Read More
  • Materials Innovation Services

    Materials Innovation Services

    The Materials Innovation Service, located in the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa, is a joint program between the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, and the UNI Metal Casting Center. The UNI Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. Read More
  • Grants & Publications

    Grants & Publications

    The RRTTC promotes sound environmental research and the establishment of new technologies through its competitive grants program. Read More
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Latest News & Events

Continuing Education Workshop

Teaching A to Z Through a Garden

This class will prepare teachers to work with students in a school garden setting regardless of gardening knowledge or skill. Click here to find out more and to register today! 

2 Great Kid's Camps this summer!

Soil to Supper

Soil to Supper is a two week day camp open to students ages 8-11. Camp will be held at the University of Northern Iowa MWF, June 18-29 at Creekside Harmony Educational Garden. Participants will enjoy six days of learning how science, math, health, and nutrition all play a vital role in growing a garden and a healthy body. Students will explore botany, arts and crafts, world cultures, entomology, microbiology, writing, and cooking while actively gardening throughout the two weeks. Click here to learn more and to register! 

Growing Young Gardeners 

Growing Young Gardeners is a week long day camp open to students ages 5-8. Camp will be held at the University of Northern Iowa July 9-11 from 9-11:30. Campers will engage in arts, crafts, and games while doing hands on gardening activities. Participants will also learn how science, math, and nutrition all play a vital role in growing a garden and a healthy body. To learn more and to register, click here



Partnership Opportunity

Have an idea for a sustainable initiative or project? Want to partner with the RRTTC? Click here for more information. 

RA Programs

Sign up for an RA Program with the RRTTC! We offer an opportunity for Resident Assistants and their houses to learn more about sustainability practices on campus and how students can be involved. We can also do an interactive activity for residents including DIY crafts! Photos from previous events can be found here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a program with our staff and click here for a complete list of activities for the RA program.



Past Events:

PIEER presenting about social justice, equity, resilience, and environmental factors to the advisory committee.



PIEER group had the opportunity to work with the Campus Consciousness Tour and Nate Ruess.


PIEER interns presented at the Governor's Conference on Public Health.


PIEER participated at the African American Children’s and Family Conference held at UNI’s Schindler Education Center with a display and interactive recycling activity.   


 PIEER interns set up a booth at the Disaster Readiness Fair at UNI.


Tabling at the Maucker Union to get students engaged in environmental equity and resilience.


PIEER interns educated Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School students about lead safety.


PIEER interns helped Hoover Middle School students make disaster-ready kits.


Robert Ping gave walkability tours in the Downtown Waterloo area.



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