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1 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.
2 Peabody award winner comes to UNI
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:11, p.02
10/2/2017 Peabody award winner, Majora Carter, will be giving a talk on environmental issues, the green economy, and economic development in low-status communities. This talk is a part of the Provost's Sustainability Lecture Series; photo.
3 NextGen Climate Iowa taps into sustainability trend
Feeney--Mallory (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:5, p.3
9/14/2015 NextGen Climate Iowa introduced a plan for America to be powered with more than fifty percent renewable energy by the year 2030.
4 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.
5 Pedaling rented rides
Shilhanek--Ian (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:20, p.2
11/6/2014 The UNI Office of Sustainability and the Norther Iowa student government are proposing the idea of a bike rental system on campus.
6 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.
7 Remember to 'bee' considerate of honeybees
Beard--Renae (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:50, p.4
4/14/2014 The author expresses the importance of honeybees to our lives. The survival of the human race is related to the existence of the honeybee thanks to their pollination of most crops and plants.
8 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.
9 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.
10 UNIBusiness student organizations unite for local, global causes
Public Relations News Release 2013:186, p.1
2/20/2014 Student organizations in the College of Business are working together to make positive changes locally and globally. Students will be planting trees in Cedar Falls as well as raising money for International Medical Corps.
11 UNI to host filmmaker and co-founder of FoodCorps
Public Relations News Release 2013:172, p.1
2/11/2014 Curt Ellis, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will be speaking at UNI about his nonprofit to help prevent childhood obesity. There will be a showing of his film "King Korn" with a discussion to follow.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 UNI named a finalist for 2013 Presidential Community Service Honor Roll
Northern Iowa Today 96:3, p.4
10/1/2013 Cited for volunteer efforts; UNI students volunteered 730,000 hours; named to honor roll five times and two times as a finalist; photo.
16 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.
17 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.
18 Sabin Hall renovation another milestone in UNI sustainability
Public Relations News Release 2013:15, p.1
8/13/2013 The renovations to Sabin Hall have been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold status. UNI has worked very hard to progress towards being a sustainable campus.
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 UNI featured in The Princeton Review's "guide to 322 Green Colleges'
Public Relations News Release 2012:287, p.1
4/23/2013 UNI was named on of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by the Princeton Review. UNI received the highest score among any Iowa college or university.
21 Earth Week campus events planned
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:49, p.6
4/16/2013 There are various activities planed for Earth Week. Some of these include yoga, bike rides, and a campus cleanup project. This is a great way to educated students on the importance of a more sustainable world.
22 Environmental activist Majora Carter to speak at UNI's first regional sustainability conference
Public Relations News Release 2012:252, p.1
3/29/2013 Majora Carter, an environmental activist, will be speaking at UNI's first ever Sustainability Conference. Carter has a long list of awards and honorary degrees.
23 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.
24 UNI named one of 14 finalists to presidential honor roll
Public Relations News Release 2012:224, p.1
3/4/2013 UNI has been named one of the top 14 colleges and universities by the Community Service Honor Roll. This is the fifth year UNI has made the honor roll and the second year it have been named as a finalist.
25 UNIBusiness student organizations unite for local, global causes
Public Relations News Release 2012:208, p.1
2/21/2013 Student organizations in the College of Business are uniting to help out the Legend Golf Course in Parkersburg, Iowa. The golf course was damaged by a tornado in 2008.
26 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.
27 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.
28 Enterprising Enactus students snag $1,500 grant to complete a project
Northern Iowan 109:24, p.6
11/16/2012 Students find new ways to increase lunch revenue, successful marketing strategies, rewards program software, social media growth, increase applicant quality and raise apparel revenue in the store.
29 No Shave saves water
Freese--Brian Paul (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:21, p.7
11/6/2012 Student Nature Society at UNI combines 'No Shave November' with water conservation pledges. Students can purchase a moustache bracelet and pledge to save water during the month of November.
30 UNI to host TOMS shoe-decorating event
Public Relations News Release 2012:114, p.1
10/22/2012 Residence Hall Association hosting event for decorating pair of TOMS shoes and give back a pair of shoes to a child in need through the TOMS shoe company. Event is part of TOMS community service project for RHA on campus.
31 Student body president, vice president discuss goals for year
NI News Services
Northern Iowan 109:12, p.1
10/5/2012 Goals met include registration of two thousand new voters; expansion of Green Initiative on campus; passage of College Readership Program. Final term to focus on approval for two streetlights on campus; improve communication with students; photo
32 Unplug: an introduction to, and challenge in, self-sufficiency
Smith--Austin Burke (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:12, p.4
10/5/2012 Discusses the importance, practice, and steps to becoming involved with the self-sufficiency movement. Attitudes range from "going green,living a hippie lifestyle,extreme survivivalism", and "doomsday preparing", photo.
33 Regents Universities participate in sustainability rating system
Public Relations News Release 2012:45, p.1
9/14/2012 UNI re-enrolls in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program governed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UNI one of the first schools in nation to achieve gold rating.
34 Academic spotlight, interior design; sustainability and interior design at UNI
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.12
4/1/2011 Classes focus on green design and sustainability; include certification; photo.
35 Serving Iowa's sustainability needs
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.16
4/1/2011 Several centers on the UNI campus focus on innovation, consultation, and reducing waste; photo.
36 STARS, Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System; UNI is one of only nine schools in the U. S. and Canada to achieve a gold STARS rating
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.6
4/1/2011 Rating system allows schools to assess their progress in sustainability; UNI achieved a very high ranking.
37 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.
38 UNI--Purple for Life
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.Inside front cover
4/1/2011 Sandy Stevens lauds the university's efforts in sustainability; photo.
39 UNI film series promotes healthy and sustainable living
Public Relations News Release 2010:250, p.1
3/22/2011 Center for Energy and Enviromental Education, Recycling and Reuse Tech Transfer Center, and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition hope the film will bring students and community members to discuss issues facing society in regards to the environment.
40 UNI awarded STARS Gold rating for national assessment of sustainability efforts
Public Relations News Release 2010:242, p.1
3/15/2011 STARS is the most comprehensive, transparent, and meaningful framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability in all sectors of education. STARS offers bronze, silver, gold, and platinum ratings.

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