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1 Recycling changes coming to campus
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:49, p.01
4/15/2019 Changes in the recycling industry have caused UNI to change their recycling guidelines.
2 Campaign urges students to "refill"
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:19, p.02
10/30/2017 Several groups on campus are banding together to host the Refill Not Landfill event. In an effort to encourage students to use refillable water bottles, they will be handing out free water bottles in various locations around campus.
3 UNI steps up recycling
Vadhera--Aashita (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.2
9/24/2015 Although UNI is already recognized as one of the country's most environmentally responsible universities, the Physical Plant is taking further steps to maintain UNI's "Green college" title; such as creating universal recycling bins.
4 Cards for a purpose
Gregorsok--Megan (Student 2014)
Northern Iowan 111:28, p.1
1/15/2015 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center is accepting used and unwanted greeting cards.
5 Earth Week in full bloom
Upah--Kaylin (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/21/2014 There are several events on campus promoting Earth Week. These events all focus on ways to reduce environmental impact and protect the environment from pollution.
6 UNI to host panel discussion on food myths
Public Relations News Release 2013:199, p.1
3/10/2014 UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground committee will present the panel discussion "Paper or Plastic & Other Food Myths". The panel will discuss food myths as well as how to be more sustainable. The event is free and open to the public.
7 UNI to host lecture on alternative energy
Public Relations News Release 2013:187, p.1
2/24/2014 UNI will host a lecture on low-energy nuclear reactions in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. A representative from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be providing information on this new technology.
8 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.
9 Scavenger hunt will go green
Afzal--Fariha (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:22, p.5
11/12/2013 There will be a scavenger hunt hosted by the Recycling and Reuse of Technology Center in honor of America Recycles Day. Students can register for the scavenger hunt online for the chance to win prizes.
10 Food waste reduction workshop scheduled for Oct. 30
Public Relations News Release 2013:94, p.1
10/16/2013 The Iowa Waste Reduction center will be hosting a workshop to help educate people on ways to eliminate food waste from entering the landfill. There will be several speakers from the Iowa Waste Exchange as well as representatives from local businesses.
11 Art created from trash will be subject of UNI lecture
Public Relations News Release 2013:73, p.1
9/30/2013 Rod Library will feature the exhibit, "Reverse: The Art of Project A.W.A.R.E.". This features sculptures made out of more then 1,500 pounds of trash. UNI has partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to bring this exhibit to campus.
12 UNI Department of Residence reduces packaging with new dining program
Public Relations News Release 2012:296, p.1
5/14/2013 In the last year, the Department of Residence saved $16,423.13 on paper items in the dining centers. The number of disposed packaging items also decreased by 503,535.
13 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.
14 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.
15 DNI explores composting options to reduce food waste
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:27, p.1
12/7/2012 UNI considering composting options for dining centers on campus. Fresh Beginnings program works with Department of Residence to form plan for composting and recycling options. Input from residential dining and UNI students; photo.
16 Swap 'til you drop for Earth Month
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.7
4/27/2012 Students donating clothing items allowed to choose the same number of items during the first clothing swap. The slogan for the event was; "Reduce, Revamp, Rewear"; photo.
17 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.
18 UNI to host Earth Week events
Northern Iowan 108:50, p.6
4/13/2012 Campus wide series of events announced.
19 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.
20 UNI offers waste reduction graduate credit workshop
Public Relations News Release 2011:244, p.1
3/29/2012 A workshop focused on reduction will be offered as graduate credit to students and will take place in Iowa City.
21 UNI offers waste reduction graduate credit workshop near Peterson
Public Relations News Release 2011:245, p.1
3/29/2012 A development workshop for educators will take place near Preston, Iowa that focuses on waste reduction.
22 Food Fight
Phillips--Whitney Lea (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:31, p.5
1/27/2012 Dashes and Café on the Way are encouraging students to bring their own reusable cups. This is a result of the Presidential Scholar think tank. Prizes will be awarded; photo.
23 3000 reusable baskets were thrown away in 3 months
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:20, p.1
11/4/2011 The replacement cost for these Union food serving baskets is $1440 for the three month inventory period. No solution is foolproof. People need to stop and think. Recycling does save money; photo.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 Earth-friendly opportunities accompany new semester
Kennedy--Megan Gibson (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:1, p.17
8/26/2011 Students coming to UNI this fall are more environmentally conscious than ever before. In addition to full service recycling in the dorms and recycling stations in high traffic areas, Eric O'Brien has more suggestions for saving energy; photo.
28 UNI 'Team ReCycle' to ride RAGBRAI
Public Relations News Release 2011:12, p.1
7/26/2011 The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center will participate in RAGBRAI with "Team Recycle".
29 Salvage, don't scrap
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.13
4/26/2011 Students urged to donate unwanted items to the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, or Goodwill rather than filling up dumpsters. The end of the semester brings the opportunity to recycle and donate unwanted items.
30 UNI hosts 2011 Sustainability Forum
Maddix--Nicholas Scott (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:53, p.1
4/26/2011 "Are We Making the Grade" was the focus of the Sustainability Forum. UNI is the only educational institution to receive a gold STARS rating. Sophomore Presidential Scholars introduced UNI Unplugged a year ago; photo.
31 Wetland cleanup
Weaver--Jordan Adam (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:52, p.3
4/22/2011 Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center sponsored a cleanup of the UNI Wetland area; photo.
32 I Spy at UNI
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:51, p.1
4/19/2011 Faculty, staff, and students challenged to identify the "mystery photo" and its location; photo.
33 UNI presents 'Green the Scene' as part of Earth Week
Wilson--Ben (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:50, p.1
4/15/2011 College of Education sponsored brown-bag lunches to promote reduce, reuse, and recycle during spring cleaning. The first session is on ergonomics.
34 A return of light; Sabin Hall renovation aims for LEED Silver certification
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.8
4/1/2011 $11.8 million renovation completed on Sabin Hall; brief look at building history and the aims of the renovation; met Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards; photo.
35 DOR puts innovation to work with green business practices
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.10
4/1/2011 Department of Residence outlines many steps that it has taken recycle, reduce waste, and use energy wisely; photo.
36 The truth about sustainability
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.2
4/1/2011 States that sustainability is not just a trend, that green does not equal sustainable, and that sustainable practices can be good investments; Sustainability Coordinator Eric O'Brien cites campus practices.
37 Bottled water
McDaniel--Rebekah Anna (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:44, p.10
3/25/2011 Students urged to search for a more renewable and economically friendly source of water. Huge numbers of plastic water bottles are being taken to landfills. Like plastic bags, the bottles break down very slowly.
38 UNI supports America Recycles Day
Public Relations News Release 2010:144, p.1
11/15/2010 This nationwide effort focuses on increasing recycling volume, cutting waste and maintaining a healthy environment. For more than 30 years, the university has donated prepared and leftover food to the Salvation Army and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
39 In-room recycling proves to be a success
Trampel--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:17, p.1
10/26/2010 Two thousand eight hundred recycling bins were distributed to dorm rooms and apartments this fall. City Carton has removed 1.3 tons of recycled materials from the Department of Residence each week; photo.
40 UNI's expansion of in-room recycling proving to be a success
Public Relations News Release 2010:98, p.1
10/14/2010 A report released last month shows that City Carton is removing more than 1.3 tons of recycled materials from the Department of Residence each wee. This includes dining and residence halls.
41 Reclaim your Holidays Series to be held at Iowa City Public Library
Public Relations News Release 2010:92, p.1
10/11/2010 Iowans will discover how to create more meaningful winter holidays at a series of free sessions held at the Iowa City Public Library. Participants will reflect on the holidays to more clearly understand their priorities.
42 Recycling now available Campus-wide
Hayne--Cassandra Kay (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:2, p.3
8/31/2010 UNI continues to move toward a "green campus" with the installation of in-room recycling in residence halls, the dedication of the net zero parking facility, and installation of six three unit recycling bins; photo.
43 Department of Residence encourages in-room recycling
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:1, p.1
8/27/2010 All nine residence halls will have in-room recycling. The success of the Rider Recycling Revolution led to this move; photo.
44 UNI makes waste disposal and recycling more efficient on campus
Public Relations News Release 2010:20, p.1
8/24/2010 New solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units are being installed on the campus. Six stand-alone solar-powered trash compactors and six three-unit recycling stations will further enhance the beauty of the campus while reducing demands on grounds
45 UNI integrates in-room recycling to all residence halls
Public Relations News Release 2010:12, p.1
8/17/2010 UNI distributed 2,800 recycling containers to dorm rooms and ROTH apartments. A room in each residence hall and ROTH has been designated as the collection center for sorting recycled plastic, tin, glass, caredboard, and mixed paper.
46 UNI presents Commitment to c.a.r.e. Awards
Public Relations News Release 2009:451, p.1
5/5/2010 The award was designed to acknowledge and honor the efforts of those who have significantly contributed to enhancing sustainability efforts. Awards were received by Tyler Lorenzen,Philip Wilson, Halil Dulgeroglu, and James Walters.
47 Panther Portraits
Davidson--Nicole Jean (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:53, p.10
4/27/2010 Scenes from Earth Day activities; photo.
48 UNI holds 2010 Sustainability Forum on April 22
Public Relations News Release 2009:413, p.1
4/20/2010 Faramarz Vakili, program director of WE CONSERVE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give the keynote address, "If not now, when? If not us, who?" He will deliver his lecture via video conferencing system.
49 NISG prepares for upcoming events
Dempsey--Nicholas Stephen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:40, p.3
3/2/2010 Student government hears reports, announces "Panther Pickup," and upcoming newsletter. "Panther Pickup" will include recycling containers; plus trucks from St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army.
50 Wasteful occupation
Moore--Samantha Jo (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:34, p.8
2/9/2010 Believes humans are wasteful. Plastic bags are bad for the environment. This lack of awareness is upsetting to a cashier at a local grocery store.


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