Area high school students to participate in UNI sustainability event

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An all-day event at the University of Northern Iowa will allow more than 1,000 students from the Cedar Valley to explore how to create and engage in a sustainable community. The event, "Green: What Does it Mean? Exploring our Sustainable Community," will take place on Tuesday, May 24 in and around the UNI Wellness and Recreation Center.

The goal of the event is to provide hands-on learning experiences on environmental literacy and sustainability that would not otherwise be available. Presenters, educators and community members from across the state will give informational presentations that relate to themes such as clean energies, waste reduction, conservation, and careers in science and industry. Additionally, there will be a special presentation by Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters, an organization dedicated to cleaning and preserving the nation's rivers.

Student groups will have the opportunity to participate in more than 25 different activities that include metal casting, kayaking, archery, solar energy experiments, organic farming and water testing.

For more information, contact Jennifer Bruss at 319-273-3689.



Jennifer Bruss, community outreach coordinator, UNI Recycling & Reuse Tech Transfer Center, 319-273-3689,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,