UNI announces final webinar in Panther Speakers series

April 7, 2011

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Panther Speakers series will offer a free webinar, "Living Within Our Means Energy Wise," presented by Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE). The webinar will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 20.

As we teeter at the peak of global oil supply, there are claims that this fuel is renewable, that it will run forever and that the ultimate energy source is just around the corner. From the end of an era awash with "cheap" energy to the kind of community planning necessary to live within our energy means, this presentation will highlight the conversations that need to take place in our communities and educational environments.

Enshayan has helped develop several community-wide programs, including Buy Fresh, Buy Local, which makes it easier for residents to find and purchase locally grown foods, and Yards for Kids, a health education program aimed at reducing the use of lawn weed killers to decrease children's exposure to these toxins at schools, parks and home.

To learn more about the UNI Panther Speakers series or to register for this webinar, visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers.