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1 Iowans: say no to "Meat on the Table" month
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.03
4/8/2021 The author criticizes Governor Kim Reynolds proclamation declaring April "Meat on the Table Month" which encourages Iowans to support Iowa meat producers. The author believes there are detrimental effects of animal culture and highlights the endorsement of plant-based diets to help the environment and people's well-being.
2 Greenhouse Kitchen comes to the Hill
Hauer--Sydney (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:43, p.01
3/8/2018 Greenhouse Kitchen is a new restaurant that is opening on College Hill. They serve burritos, wraps, salads and grain bowls with many dietary options. Much of the ingredients will be provided locally; photos.
3 UNI to host second regional sustainability conference
Public Relations News Release 2014:191, p.1
2/26/2015 The conference will take place on March 12, in Maucker Union. This conference focuses on actions needed to envision a sustainable world. The event is free and open to the public.
4 UNI ranks in top five affordable, eco-friendly colleges
Public Relations News Release 2014:98, p.1
10/28/2014 UNI was recently recognized as the No. 3 school on the list of "50 Great Affordable Eco-friendly Colleges". Colleges that are on the list all have distinctive structures or lifestyle characteristics on sustainability.
5 Demand action on climate change patterns
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:7, p.3
9/22/2014 Columnist Cooling looks into the global warming issue and urges people to take action on its issues.
6 UNI featured in The Princeton Review's 'Guide to 322 Green College'
Public Relations News Release 2013:262, p.1
4/21/2014 UNI is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. UNI's rating of 95 out of 99 was the highest score of any school in Iowa.
7 Trees in trouble at and surrounding UNI
Northern Iowan 110:42, p.3
3/6/2014 In a letter to the editor, Ben Hoskch addresses the growing problem of trees becoming infected with the Emerald Ash Borer.
8 UNI film screening to explore cancer prevention
Public Relations News Release 2013:173, p.1
2/11/2014 UNI will be showing the film "Living Downstream" and hosting a discussion about links between the environment and cancer. It will include a lot of information on environmental contamination and how to work towards a healthier environment.
9 New group on campus aims to clean up environment
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:30, p.2
1/23/2014 UNI Climate Movement is a new group on campus that aims to help the environment. They want to inform people about the air and water they consume. This is a great way for students who care about the environment to work together to make a change; photo.
10 The greatest show on turf: Ethanol is not the fuel for a sustainable future
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:23, p.3
11/15/2013 Says that ethanol made from corn is a temporary solution for a long-term issue. It is actually more expensive in the long run.
11 Go ahead and disregard your elders, Millennials
Daniel--Christopher (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.3
10/29/2013 The Millennial generation is going to have to work harder and longer for smaller returns than any other generation in the 20th century. Generation X never did anything for the Millennials, and the Millennials do not need Generation X; photo.
12 Books still hold relevancy in today's society
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.3
10/22/2013 Author insists that printed books still top tablets and e-readers. He explains that since books do not need electricity or the internet, they are more reliable. Books also may be better for the environment in the long run; photo.
13 National Science Foundation awards UNI $750,000 grant for Arctic research
Public Relations News Release 2013:58, p.1
9/18/2013 The National Science Foundation awarded UNI a $750,000 grant for the "RCN-SEES: Artic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North". It will focus on sustainability in the Arctic.
14 Food waste reduction workshop scheduled for Oct. 2 in Mason City
Public Relations News Release 2013:49, p.1
9/12/2013 The Iowa Waste Reduction Center will be holding a food waste reduction workshop at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City. It will focus on methods to divert food away from landfills.
15 Food waste reduction workshop to be hosted by UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:43, p.1
9/11/2013 The Iowa Waste Reduction Center will be holding a food waste reduction workshop. The workshop will discuss ways to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill. Registration is ten dollars.
16 Stem-cells: It's what's for dinner
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:2, p.5
8/30/2013 Researchers at Maastricht University have been able to produce a hamburger out of stem cells from a cow's stomach. This has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and ultimately help the environment.
17 Iowa mowing laws designed to protect roadside habitats
Public Relations News Release 2013:6, p.1
7/12/2013 UNI's Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program reminds Iowans of mowing restrictions. Mowing roadside ditches prior to July 15 is illegal. The goal is to help wildlife survive, and for the grass to maintain its root structure.
18 UNI hosts graduate teaching workshop
Public Relations News Release 2012:303, p.1
5/22/2013 The graduate-level workshop, "The Environment and the Way We Live: Our Choices Impact Everyone's Future," will be held June 17-18 at the EBLyons Nature Center in Dubuque. A follow-up workshop will be held November 9, at the Swiss Valley Nature Center.
19 UNI's Panthers pick up to give new life to old stuff May 8-10
Public Relations News Release 2012:294, p.1
5/3/2013 During the fifth annual Panther Pick Up, St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill Industries International Inc. and The Salvation Army trucks will accept clothing, dishes, furniture, carpet and other useable household items.
20 We're all fracked!
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:54, p.4
5/3/2013 Says fifty percent of Iowa's water supply is in danger of fracking. "Fracking" is a mining technique in which pressurized water and sand is jetted into underground rock to free up bubbles of natural gas. This would reduce the water supply.
21 Going green is nothing new
Smith--Austin Burke (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:44, p.5
3/29/2013 The author says the green movement is not a recent concept. There are many ways to help the movement. Reduce, reuse, and recycle should be everyone's motto.
22 World Food Prize winner to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:253, p.1
3/29/2013 Hans Herren will be speaking at UNI. His presentation, "Changing Course in Global Agriculture", will discuss the need to adopt new policies globally. Herren was the winner of the World Food Prize in 1995.
23 Pregracke gives hope to students; Living Lands and Water founder talks about experience
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:38, p.1
2/26/2013 Chad Pregracke founded Living Lands and Water nearly fifteen years ago. On Wednesday, February 20, he spoke about cleaning up rivers. Julia Ostapiej, who works with Green Iowa AmeriCorps, was motivated by Pregracke; photo.
24 UNI to host first regional sustainability conference
Public Relations News Release 2012:206, p.1
2/20/2013 UNI will host the first regional sustainability conference in April. The two-day conference will focus on actions needed to envision a sustainable world. There will be keynote speakers as well as a variety of breakout sessions on various topics.
25 Students and community take on climate change
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:32, p.1
2/5/2013 Students and community gather at University Book and Supply to discuss the impacts of cities on climate change; photo.
26 Getting along through change
Trotter--Garrett Lee (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:31, p.3
2/1/2013 Democrats and Independents comprise about seventy percent of the country, and they want compromise, while the Republican voters say they don't. Author offers a few ways the country can move forward regardless of partisan divisions.
27 UNI students and faculty save savanna with Americorps
Allen--Justin Dale (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:26, p.7
12/4/2012 Students, faculty, and Americorps band together to clean the Cedar Bend Savanna. The goal was to clear trees and brush from the site. Several other projects planned for ongoing restoration of the area; photo.
28 UNI students to help restore Cedar Bend Savanna
Public Relations News Release 2012:145, p.1
11/20/2012 UNI students and staff will be working to restore the Cedar Bend Savanna. This event was planned by AmeriCorps and the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
29 Cedar Falls Blue Zones hosts UNI campus kickoff
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:19, p.3
10/30/2012 Blue Zone Project is promoted on campus to foster healthy living and environments. Event offered information on getting involved and joining the project.
30 I Spy
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:19, p.2
10/30/2012 Mystery photo challenges students, staff, and faculty to identify its location. The last photo, which no one identified, was the cover of a drain pipe; photo
31 Students help create natural tread trail
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:15, p.1
10/16/2012 Work continues with the Campus Trails Project at Dry Run Creek. Professors and students discuss benefits of creating second trail; photo.
32 Cook urges changes in agricultural industry
Woolson--Brooks Michael (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:14, p.1
10/12/2012 Ken Cook from the Environmental Working Group presented "Hunger Games: what is it about agriculture that's eating consumers?" Advises students and the community to demand change within the agriculture industry.
33 UNI to offer local manufacturers comprehensive assessment
Public Relations News Release 2011:331, p.1
6/27/2012 Iowa Waste Reduction Center will select three area companies to receive an evaluation including; waste reduction, environmental compliance, energy consumption, and process efficiency.
34 UNI takes first place in sprint event, third overall at Solar Splash championship
Public Relations News Release 2011:328, p.1
6/19/2012 Istanbul Technical University in Turkey won the event; with Cedarville University in Ohio placing second. Reg Pecen was pleased with the success of the UNI team.
35 UNI to host world championship of intercollegiate solar boat racing June 13-17
Public Relations News Release 2011:327, p.1
6/5/2012 For the second year in a row UNI will host the competition at George Wyth State Park. Teams from U. S. colleges, Turkey, England, and Mexico.
36 UNI featured by the Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council in 'Guide to 322 Green College'
Public Relations News Release 2011:291, p.1
4/19/2012 UNI placed in with 322 college and universities across the nation in Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council in 'Guide to 322 Green College.'
37 Couple competes to produce minimal waste in documentary
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:51, p.2
4/17/2012 "The Clean Bin Project", a documentary, was shown at the CEEE. The film showed the efforts of two roommates to cut down on waste. Washing Ziploc bags for reuse and making their own toothpaste helped reduce waste.
38 UNI to host Earth Week events
Northern Iowan 108:50, p.6
4/13/2012 Campus wide series of events announced.
39 Chats composting excess coffee grounds
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Public Relations News Release 108:48, p.1
4/6/2012 Increasing interest in sustainability across campus spurred Lisa Kremer to investigate the possibility of composting. She learned there is a composting area on campus that accepts donations; photo.
40 Letter to the Editor
Arreola--Victoria (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.5
4/3/2012 The economics of coal as a fuel at UNI, questioned. The impact of the release of sulfur, nitrogen, mercury, carbon, and particulate matter considered dangerous.
41 Updates on the NISG lower cabinet
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:34, p.6
2/7/2012 NISG president explains the work of cabinet members.
42 UNI students to present blueprint for a sustainable society
Public Relations News Release 2011:124, p.1
11/29/2011 Several UNI students will give a presentation on "Visioning a Sustainable World in 2050" as part of the course work in Introduction to Sustainability.
43 Education that builds engaged citizenship
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 108:21, p.6
11/8/2011 Believes that higher education is about learning, discussing, and sharing ideas that will build a better city, state, and nation. Here is a teachable moment. Believes that the protesters remind us of deep societal problems; photo.
44 Cool neighbors learn about CFU rebates, choose action steps
Public Relations News Release 2011:100, p.1
11/1/2011 Residents of Cedar Falls are working with Cedar Falls Utility to make homes more efficient.
45 A sneak peek into Panther Village
Kelzer--Sarah Marie (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:16, p.1
10/21/2011 New apartment style dorms are scheduled to open in the Fall of 2012. There are sixty apartments with 204 bedrooms. Phase II of the project is already underway and is scheduled to open Fall of 2013; photo.
46 Guest Column
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 108:13, p.4
10/11/2011 Elimination of the cancer contributing factors, including lawn chemicals, urged. Breast Cancer Awareness Month concentrates on the individual to a large extent. Raising money for research is great, but we need to get to the root of the problem.
47 The pollution solution
Konrardy--Nathan Arnold (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:13, p.4
10/11/2011 New does not always mean better. Believes mankind simply over consumes. The need to reuse and do so creatively is apparent. We should take a sincere interest in our environment before it is too late.
48 Purple, gold and green
Eilers--Bradley David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:10, p.3
9/30/2011 Reduction in the university's carbon footprint is a priority of President Allen and the Cabinet. Cell phone and battery recycling is available. Sabin Hall received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.
49 UNI rededicates Sabin
Maddix--Nicholas Scott (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:9, p.1
9/27/2011 Sabin Hall reopened in January of 2011 after two years of reconstruction. The building is LEED certified at the silver level for its environmental design. Sabin Hall is a work of pride; photo.
50 UNI to rededicate Sabin Hall
Northern Iowan 108:7, p.2
9/20/2011 Sabin Hall reopened in January 2011 following two years of demolition and reconstruction. Sustainability was the goal of the renovation. Sabin Hall has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award.

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