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The WiderNet Project

8 Dec

A more in-depth look at the University of Iowa’s WiderNet Project.

Video by Linda Hays and Tyler Peterson

Imani Winds

29 Oct

Imani Winds isn’t your typical wind quintet. The groups aims to show the range of music possible to be performed by musicians of color, bridging the gap between European, American, African, and Latin American genres. In September 2009, Imani Winds made several appearances in Iowa City, including an intimate show at the African American Cultural Center as part of Hancher Auditorium’s “Can’t Contain Us” series.

Video by Linda Hays and Tyler Peterson
Imani Winds footage by Dr. Lyombe Eko

WiderNet Project Gives New Life to Old Computers

14 Oct

The WiderNet Project at the University of Iowa accepts old computers that may still have a few years of life left in them and sends these computers to universities in Africa and India that are in need of such technology.

To learn more about the WiderNet Project, click here to visit their website.

Cash for Refrigerators?

6 Oct

Recycling refrigerators is good for the environment, and now it is also good for your wallet! ¬†After the success of the “Cash for Clunkers” program, some energy companies, like MidAmerican Energy, are paying customers for their old refrigerators.

Pressure from “Cash for Clunkers” on Auto Recyclers

23 Sep

The “Cash for Clunkers” program may be over, but auto recyclers like Ace Auto Recyclers in Iowa City are still feeling the effects of the program with more cars to process and less time than usual to do it.

More information on this topic can be found in Cedar Rapids Gazette article “‘Cash for clunkers’ good, not great, for area auto recyclers” by David DeWitte.

E-Cycling in Iowa City

15 Sep

This video was inspired by “Following the Trail of Toxic E-Waste” on 60 Minutes in November 2008. In comparison to how E-Waste is handled in China, the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center deals with E-Waste safely.

Special thanks to Tony Worrell of the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center for additional information.