Certificate in Sustainability
We are currently seeking approval for a Certificate in Sustainability, beginning Fall ’13 or Fall ’14. The above course, “Introduction to Sustainability” is the required basic course for the Certificate. Electives can be chosen in numerous content areas, including courses offered in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; College of Social & Behavioral Sciences; and College of Education. Fifteen credit hours are needed for the Certificate, including the
Sustainability Certificate: Overview and Requirements
Student Engagement Opportunities
As an undergraduate or graduate student, the RRTTC can provide you with opportunities to enhance your classroom experiences through research projects, outreach programs and internships working with members of the Iowa business and industry community. We are looking for motivated students who are interested in being actively involved with our outreach programs. All majors are encouraged to get involved. There are many ways that you can show you care about the environment. Below are just a few of the ways on campus you can get involved with the movement to go green!
Graduate Assistantship Position
Graduate Assistantship (Doctoral) Position
University of Northern Iowa Health/Science Club
Environmental Health Certificate
Certificate in Sustainability
Northern Iowa Energy Corps
Green Project UNI
Student Nature Society
UNI Solar Panthers Club
UNI Outdoor Recreation
Department of Residence Recycles!
One of the easiest ways to get involved starts in your room. This year the department of residence has started providing free recycling bins to all rooms for anyone living on campus or in the ROTH housing complex. There are also rooms in each building with different bins for plastics, papers, and glass. Using your recycling bin is one of the easiest ways to make a change for the better!
Donate Your Books!
University Book and Supply offers students another way to be good to the environment with their book donation program. This program is for students to donate gently used textbooks that no longer have any value. Books are accepted throughout the year and go toward the cause of global literacy. For more information about donations contact University Book and Supply at 319-266-7581.
Creekside Harmony Garden
You can get involved with our community and educational garden. Click on the link to see the garden's latest progress and how the development process is coming along. To volunteer or learn how you can help with this exciting new opportunity, contact:
Jenny Bruss: Outreach and Programing
Off Campus Opportunities
Cedar Falls Community Garden
Anyone interested in gardening can contact the Cedar Falls Community Garden at www.cfcommunitygarden.org and sign up for their newsletter for information on how to be involved. The garden can also be contacted on Facebook by looking up their page.
Hartman Reserve Nature Center
The Hartman Reserve Nature Center is always looking for volunteers to help with various tasks around the reserve such as lying woodchips on the paths and sapping maple syrup later in the year. There are many ways you can help at the reserve and more information is available on the website .
Tallgrass Prairie Center
Anyone interested in restoration and preservation of prairie vegetation can contact the Tallgrass Prairie Center for opportunities to volunteer. To contact the Tallgrass Prairie Center call 319-273-2238.
For more information about student opportunities with the RRTTC contact:
Program & Community Outreach Coordinator
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0184