Craft, Plant, and Reuse
On December 4th, 2013 the RRTTC held a plant and craft time for students in Maucker Union. To promote the reuse of items, the RRTTC gathered plates, bowls and teacups that were not being used so that the students could repurpose them by decorating with Sharpie marker. The UNI Botanical center donated 60 small succulents for students to plant in teacups and take to their dorms. About 50 students came through to help to reuse by either planting a succulent or decorating a dish.
Farmers Market 2013
The RRTTC participated in the Waterloo Farmers Market at the HCVC booth. Children were asked to observe a string of 160 plastic bottles representing the average number of bottles consumed by Americans per year. There were 136 clear bottles, representing the number of bottles thrown away, and 24 green bottles, representing the number of bottles recycled each year by an average American. After sharing the statistics with children via a poster and word of mouth, children were invited to toss plastic bottles into the appropriate bin in order to earn prizes.
The RRTTC participate in the Waterloo Farmers Market at the HCVC booth for a second time. Children were asked to look at pictures that corresponded with colored beads. Children were asked to chose the beads that went along with the healthy pictures. Children then used those beads to make a bracelet to remind them to be healthy and good to the Earth.
Earth Day 2013 Celebration
Thirty booths participated in the 2013 UNI Earth Day Celebration held on April 22 in the Maucker Union Courtyard. Booths included the Service and Leadership Council, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, Department of Residence and Dining Services, Cedar Falls Blue Zones and the Student Nature Society among many others. Several hundred UNI students, faculty and staff visited with the booths, played games and learned about environmental projects and sustainability efforts.
Earth Week 2013 Photo Contest
Twenty Earth Week Photo Contest submissions were selected as features at a Photo Contest Reception with appetizers and a gallery showing in the Maucker Union State Room. Three photos were chosen to receive a $25 cash prize.