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UNI to offer sustainability course

April 6, 2011
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Bill Stigliani, professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-273-7150, william.stigliani@uni.edu

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer "Introduction to Sustainability" (TECH 1059:12) in the fall of 2011. The 3-credit course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 115 in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on the UNI campus.

The course will begin with a survey of the environmental status of the planet, including climate change, ocean acidification, ecosystem degradation, and water quality and quantity. Students will then focus on opportunities for sustainable solutions, such as sustainable energy systems, communities and agriculture, and how we can learn from nature.

According to Bill Stigliani, course instructor and professor of environmental science, "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our hope is that this course will provide skills, insights and inspiration to help students make sense of our rapidly changing world and the opportunities to recreate a world built on a sustainable vision."

The course has no prerequisites. For more information, contact Stigliani at 319-273-7150 or william.stigliani@uni.edu.