May 2022

Iowa Waste Reduction Center Contributes to Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill Report

Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) staff, Joe Bolick, Director, Jennifer Trent, Program Manager, and University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Andrew Morse, Chief of Staff, are acknowledged for the input and feedback they contributed to the, “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill” report released by Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC)

April 2022

February 2022

December 2021

May 2020

April 2020

COVID-19 : The Perspective from a UNI Student 

Without question, COVID-19 is having an impact on every single one of us and life is going to look different on the other side. One very sad reality that has hit the IWRC during this pandemic is that we won’t see Abby Palmer around the office anymore. 

Abby has been a student intern with us since her very first semester at UNI, believe it or not, she actually has more seniority than three of our full time staff members. She has become an integral part of our team and the idea of not seeing her around the office when we come back is hard to fathom. 

March 2020

Big Grove Goes Platinum

We are excited to congratulate Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, out of Iowa City, IA, for achieving the Iowa Green Brewery Certification's Platinum award! This month, Big Grove surpassed their gold-level certification by furthering their environmental efforts! The brewery celebrated by hosting an event on March 13, 2020, to officially be awarded the certification by the IGBC program. The day was filled with great beer and great talk of sustainability!

January 2020

State of the Center - January 2020

Bring on 2020! As we look back at the last year, one word keeps coming to mind…GROWTH. The IWRC has been and continues to be in growth mode. Our programs are growing, our staff is growing and I couldn’t be more excited. 2020 is going to be an exceptional year for the IWRC!

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