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Wetland Clean-Up - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Tailgating before UNI football games is incredibly fun. Unfortunately, litter is a common byproduct of tailgating. The RRTTC and UNI Office of Sustainability are hosting the Wetland Clean-Up on October 22 to remove this litter from campus. The event starts at 5 p.m. located at the recreational ponds north of the WRC and parking lot. Stick around for free pizza at The Other Place afterward!
UNI Harvest and Local Food Festival - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
The 7th Annual UNI Harvest and Local Food Festival is Thursday, August 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pather Plot and Creekside Harmony Garden. Join us for free food and live music as we celebrate the ongoing sustainability efforts at these locations.
Growing Young Gardeners Camp
This summer our Growing Young Gardeners Camp will take place from June 24 to 28 for children ages five to eight. Over the week, our campers will play games, cook, create arts and crafts, and learn how to garden. Find more details at Growing Young Gardeners Registration.
From Soil to Supper Kids Camp
Looking for an outdoor summer opportunity for your kids aged 7-10 over the summer? From July 8th-12th at Creekside Harmony Garden, we will be having our Soil to Supper Kids Camp! Our campers will spend time in the garden, create arts and crafts, and have the opportunity to make delicious recipes. For more information, click Soil to Supper Camp Registration.
IRA Student Membership Survey
Support the Iowa Recycling Association by taking the IRA Survey!
Sustainability Faculty Coffeehouse with Dr. Leigh Zeitz
Join Dr. Leigh Zeitz on February 27th to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. Come to ROD Library 287 from 3:15 to 4:15 to explore how these goals have been implemented into lesson plans and classroom projects. Light refreshments will be served!
Thank You For the Card Donations
The Holiday Card Hoorah was a great success this year. We collected 2,182 cards to be recycled, which is the equivalent of 36.5 pounds! Thank you for helping us to contribute to the St. Jude's Ranch for Children. We were able to send 1,884 cards to St. Jude's to be recycled, the rest of the cards we will recycle and repurpose into decor, gifts, and more!
Local Food & Film Festival
Check out the Local Food & Film Festival on March 2nd! Don't miss the chance to meet local producers, purchase local food, attend a film and discussion, and participate in a gardening class. This event will be at the Hearst Center for the Arts from 10 am to 3 pm. Free admission and fun for the whole family. For more information check out their website.
Holiday Card Hoorah
Donate your used holiday cards to be recycled and repurposed into holiday decor, gifts, and more! We will be collecting from December 10th - January 20th. Collection boxes are located at Maucker Union, WRC, CEEE, Gilchrist Hall, and Rod Library. Cards can also be sent by campus mail, RRTTC office mailing code 0814.
New Australian Labelling System
Do you want to recycle but aren't sure what all can be recycled? Don't worry, there is a new labelling system that strives to take the confusion out of recycling. This new Australian Recycling Label tells you which parts of the product can be recycled and which parts have to go to the garbage. This isn't only an effort to encourage consumers to recycle more, but also to push manufacturers to use recyclable materials. Here is more information on labelling.