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UNI waste reduction workshop introduces teachers to reduction reuse and recycling

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2005
Contact: 

Susan Salterberg, project manager, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, (319) 337-4816
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R',' a two-part professional development course, was recently presented by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE).















Thirty-four teachers were introduced to waste reduction, reuse and recycling concepts, and resources to help students learn about waste-related issues. The interdisciplinary course brought together teachers of math, science, English language arts, reading, social studies, life skills, technology and talented and gifted.















___(NAME) , a teacher at (SCHOOL) , was among the participants. This teacher's attendance was sponsored by (AGENCY) .















As part of the course, participants prepared and taught a mini-unit in their classrooms.















'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked R' was funded in part with grants from the Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) Conservation Education Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Solid Waste Alternatives Program, along with support from selected solid waste agencies.















The course is offered through Science Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education in the College of Natural Sciences. For more information about future courses, contact Susan Salterberg at (319) 337-4816, or salterberg@uni.edu.















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NOTE TO EDITOR: Listed below in alphabetical order by town/school are the participants in the CEEE 'Waste Reduction: Addressing the Overlooked 'R'' workshop.































SCHOOL HOMETOWN TEACHER/SCHOOL/SPONSOR















ALBURNETT JP Boesenberg/Alburnett Elementary/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency































CEDAR FALLS Cory Cantrall/Peet Junior High















Jennifer Lammers/Peet Junior High















Brad Remmert/Cedar Falls High School















Raynee Sparks/Orchard Hill Elementary















CEDAR RAPIDS Brenda Barker/Johnson School of the Arts/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Ken Barker/Kennedy High School/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Carol Cassells/Cedar Rapids Community Schools/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















James Franta/Harding Middle School/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Rita Smith/Cleveland Elementary/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Gail Miller/Metro High School/Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Marc Reed/Metro High School/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Glenn Varner/Metro High School/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Malinda Wilcox/Metro High School/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















EDGEWOOD Susan Elledge/Edgewood-Colesburg Elementary/Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency















GILBERTVILLE David Sundstedt/Don Bosco High School















HAMPTON Karen Koenig/Riverbend Middle School/Landfill of North Iowa















IOWA CITY Cindy Elmer/South East Junior High/Iowa City (Johnson County) Landfill















Mike Martin/South East Junior High/Iowa City (Johnson County) Landfill















Mary Beth Sammons/Highland Elementary/Iowa City (Johnson County) Landfill















Kay Yanecek/South East Junior High/Iowa City (Johnson County) Landfill















JESUP Renee Stephens/Jesup High School















MANCHESTER Cobin Clapp/West Delaware High School/Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency















Carmen Cook/Lambert Elementary/Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency















Craig Hutton/Lambert Elementary/Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency















Sheri Storms/Lambert Elementary/Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency















MARION Kristin Duning/Marion High School/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Elizabeth Sandstrom/Wilkins Elementary and Linn-Mar Community/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















Susan Taylor/Indian Creek Elementary School and Linn-Mar/Cedar Rapids- Linn County Solid Waste Agency















MARSHALLTOWN Gena Graglia/Hoglan Elementary/Solid Waste Management Commission of Marshall County















SHEFFIELD Cynthia Mateer/Sheffield-Chapin Pre-School/Landfill of North Iowa















TOLEDO Janey Swartz/South Tama Intermediate School/Tama County Landfill















VINTON-SHELLSBURG Jennifer Hancock/Tilford Middle School/Benton County Landfill















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