IWRC Stories & News

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UNI's Economics of Sustainability class teams up with STAR4D for impact

For students in Alicia Rosburg’s Economics of Sustainability class, their final project involved real-life client Iowa Waste Reduction Center.
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IWRC’s Jennifer Trent to serve as the President of the U.S. Composting Council

The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has announced the UNI Iowa Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Jennifer Trent as its new Board of Directors President.
Iowa Company Discovers Thousands of Dollars in Energy Savings

How one Iowa company discovered thousands of dollars in energy savings

Energy efficiency plays a crucial role by reducing the amount of energy consumed. For businesses like Bodensteiner Implement Company, this translates to a decrease in their environmental impact from energy generation and a substantial reduction in their energy costs.
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IWRC’s Jennifer Trent to serve on the Des Moines Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Technical Advisory Group

Jennifer Trent of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center will be contributing to Des Moines's first Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.
Opportunities to reduce food waste in the 2023 Farm Bill

Iowa Waste Reduction Center recognized for contribution to food waste reduction efforts in 2023 Farm Bill Report

Opportunities to reduce food waste in the 2023 Farm Bill

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) were recently recognized for their contributions in efforts to reduce food waste in the U.S.

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Iowa Waste Reduction Center to host Fighting Food Waste event

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Join us for an evening of education, entertainment and advocacy from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, when the he University of Northern Iowa’s Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) presents Fighting Food Waste the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC, located at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, in Ankeny.

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UNI center certifies 31st Iowa brewery for sustainability efforts

Worth Brewing in Northwood, Iowa just became the 11th brewery in Iowa to achieve the Gold Certification from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification Program (IGBC).
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UNI's Iowa Waste Reduction Center receives EPA Pollution Prevention Award

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa was recently selected to receive an EPA Region 7 2021 Pollution Prevention Award. The award will be formally presented on Oct. 26 during ceremonies at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference.

UNI's STAR4D grows painter training program for U.S. Department of Defense

A nationally recognized painter training program at the University of Northern Iowa has been awarded a federal contract to provide training at 20 U.S. military sites across the country. 

UNI helps develop new legislation to promote sustainable food practices, reduce food waste

New federal legislation introduced today would promote sustainable food practices and food waste reduction by partnering research centers like one at the University of Northern Iowa with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. UNI has been instrumental in working with Congress to develop legislation that will bring effective and sustainable solutions to reducing food waste.