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UNI to offer waste reduction graduate-credit workshops in Dubuque area

April 5, 2011

Susan Salterberg, instructor, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, 319-337-4816,

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


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – "Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R,'" a one-hour University of Northern Iowa graduate-credit course, will be held near Dubuque as a two-part course in June and November.

Part I of the course will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., locations to be determined. The Part II workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., locations again to be determined.

"A limited number of free registrations will be available to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, thanks to the generous support of local solid waste agencies," said course instructor Susan Salterberg, UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education. A $50 fee will be charged to those not receiving free registration.

Visit for course details, a list of counties offering free registrations and to register. The courses are offered through Science Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education in UNI's College of Natural Sciences. 

UNI is able to offer graduate credit, free books and lesson plans, thanks to funding support from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program. Other supporters include the East Central Iowa Council of Governments, the Boone County Landfill, the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, and other solid waste agencies and landfills.

For more information, contact Susan Salterberg at 319-337-4816 or