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Iowa City's March Events

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

Energy & Community has some events coming up this month! For more information on any of these events you can email the Iowa City location at greeniowaIC@gmail.com or call 319-339-5399.

Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-7:30 pm: Upcycling Convention at East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd SE, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA.

Challenge your creativity during our Upcycling Convention. This competition is meant to encourage locals to solve a problem by creating an invention made of primarily recycled or upcycled materials. 

Participants must sign up prior to the Convention to compete. RSV by emailing: rachel-oswald@iowa-city.org.

Wednesday, March 20th, 10-12 pm: Spring Equinox at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Celebrate the beginning of spring at our Spring Equinox event! We'll decorate eggs, plant seeds, and explore the awakening of the Discovery Garden.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps will be at this Iowa City Parks and Recreation event with fun activities!

Sunday, March 24th, 1:30-2:30 pm: Getting to Know Endangered Species: Elephants at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Learn about endangered species and conservation efforts with the "Getting to Know Endangered Species" Series. 

Classes are held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. 

For ages 5-12 years.

Registration is required and it is $6 per class for residents, $11 per class for nonresidents. 

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Wednesday, March 27th, 7-8:30pm: Earth Friendly Forum at Robert A. Lee in the Social Hall.

This lecture series will take place in the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided for attendees (ages 3 and up). Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 “Which bin does this go in? Does it REALLY matter if I recycle this plastic water bottle? Your garbage and recycling questions answered.”  By Blake Rupe, Coordinator of the Sustainable Water Development Program and Manager of the UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Each person in the U.S., on average, creates 4.6 pounds of waste every day. What happens to that waste? It affects everything we do in several ways, ranging from human health to environmental wellness. This session will explore the fate of our waste products as they are burned, decomposed, land filled, treated, recycled, reused, dumped, or shipped abroad. We will learn to define the social and cultural aspects of garbage as well as  develop an understanding of the link between garbage, human health and environmental health. We will explore several major topics, including garbage as a social issue, the health effects of varying types of garbage ,and how garbage identity has evolved. We will then research the path that garbage takes from the store shelves to disposal and examine the impact that the trash trade has on humans and the environment we inhabit. Most importantly, we finish by discussing past, present, and potential future solutions to this growing environmental threat.

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