WHAT: The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host a cross-country bus
tour for 25 college students at seven schools throughout the country as they make their
way to USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Starting with student leaders at Cornell University in Upstate New York, the bus tour will
pick up students from other campuses on the way to their final destination.
The students will participate in service projects along the way to create healthier,
sustainable schools and campuses as part of the Center’s Green Apple initiative and
will present their cross-country experience at Greenbuild’s opening celebration on Nov.
14, 2012. Green Apple is a cause-marketing initiative of the Center for Green schools at
USGBC to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe,
where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of
a brighter future.
Kirkwood Community College’s USGBC group will be hosting a full day of fun and
entertainment starting with a friendly competition between Local high schools three
build-a-house homes that the students have been building. The participating high school
students will be graded on a wide range of LEED categories, with the winning team’s
awarded a. Along with the build-a-house contest; the day of service will include building &
Design Expo featuring a discussion with several local industry professionals on different
sustainable building practices. Finally, the event will be complemented by a Recycled Art
Contest open to all students in the area. It is a hand’s on way for students to think about
the materials around them and how they can use them
WHERE: Kirkwood Community College, Jones Hall
WHEN: November 8th, 2012
WHO: Students from Cornell University, Penn State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, Kirkwood Community College, Colorado State University, University of Utah,
and Weber State University (in order of destination); Center for Green Schools at
Marisa Long, External Relations Manager, USGBC; 412-877-7592; firstname.lastname@example.org
Korrey Mayland, Vice President Kirkwood USGBC Student Group, 319-929-1981
Andrea Osmundson, Kirkwood USGBC Student Group Media Caption, 319-721-1308
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend
a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works
directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive
the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more
information, visit centerforgreenschools.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook.
The U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future
through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market
transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide
network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy
in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more
information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s
largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of
extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events
provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products,
and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the four-time recipient of IMEX Green
Meetings Award and the 2012 show will be held on Nov. 14-16, in San Francisco, Calif. Last year’s
conference in Toronto, Ontario, drew more than 23,000 attendees and featured a sold out exhibit hall
floor with more than 1,700 exhibit booths. For more information, visit greenbuildexpo.org and follow us on
Twitter @Greenbuild, and Facebook at facebook.com/Greenbuild.
CRPD Youth Academy
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is pleased to announce they are taking applications for the Cedar Rapids Police Youth Academy. The Youth Academy will be held three times for different age groups. June 10 – 11, 2013, will be geared for children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grades. June 25 - 26, 2013, will be for children entering 3rd through 5th Grades. July 8 – 9, 2013 will be for children entering 6th through 12th Grades. The cost of the Youth Academy is $25. Many fun activities are packed into the academy which runs from 9 am - noon. Take a tour of the CRPD! Topics include: Uniforms, Narcotics Division, K-9 Unit, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit, Physical Training and more.
Parental permission is required.
Class size is limited. Early registration is recommended.
*Youth that have not previously attended a Youth Academy will be given
For more information or for an application, contact
Officer Shannon Stokesberry
(319) 286-5434 or
Noelridge Farmers' Market
The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department will open the Noelridge Farmers’ Market on May 1. The Noelridge Farmers’ Market is located on the corner of Collins Road and Council Street NE. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. through Friday, October 18. (The Noelridge Market will be closed on May 27 and September 2.)
Plants, cut flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, doggie treats, kettle corn, meat, honey, baked goods and crafts are available at the market. The Noelridge Market is certified by the Iowa State Agriculture Department to accept IFMNP checks from the WIC Program and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. For information about Senior Farmers’ Market checks, call (319) 398-5559.
Call Teresa at the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, 286-5699, for more information.
HARD CHARGETM Obstacle Running Event
Set For July 20, 2013 in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 16, 2013) — HARD CHARGETM is bringing its televised obstacle running series to Eastern Iowa on Jul. 20, 2013. The first-annual HARD CHARGE Eastern Iowa event will take place at Seminole Valley Park in Cedar Rapids. Registration is open to everyone at HardCharge.com/easterniowa. HARD CHARGE is partnering with local sponsors and charities for this annual community event.
Four and a half miles of unpredictable terrain and more than 20 challenging obstacles such as Abusement Park, Cargo Charge, No Holds Barred and Vertical Vengeance await HARD CHARGE Eastern Iowa participants. The obstacle mission is designed to be an intense, challenging and fun event for all fitness levels and consists of two primary heats: CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory. CHARGE for Fun participants are out to achieve the ultimate sense of accomplishment. They may take on the course at their own pace and choose to eliminate tougher obstacles. CHARGE for Glory heats are timed and marshaled, with top individuals and teams qualifying for the final, Televised CHARGE held later in the day.
Beginning in June 2013, HARD CHARGE televised series will be syndicated on networks around the country. The show focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the everyday competitors who qualify for the televised heat. Each episode highlights their journeys and personal stories as they work towards competing in a race testing their courage, strength and stamina.
HARD CHARGE Eastern Iowa kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with the CHARGE for Glory heats, followed by CHARGE for Fun heats at 11:00 a.m. The Televised CHARGE begins at 3:00 p.m. HARD CHARGE Eastern Iowa will also feature a post-race party with music, food and beverages, located at CHARGER Village inside the park. Spectators are encouraged to watch the CHARGE and attend the post-race party; both events are open to non-participants, free of charge.
Registration is now open and runs through Jul. 17, 2013. Early registration pricing, valid through March 20, is $56 for the CHARGE for Fun event and $76 for the CHARGE for Glory event. Additional details on HARD CHARGE Eastern Iowa, including the complete pricing schedule, are available at HardCharge.com/easterniowa.
HARD CHARGETM is the premier televised obstacle running series. Designed to challenge every fitness level, HARD CHARGE courses are four to six miles and feature various military-inspired obstacles. Furthermore, HARD CHARGE obstacle missions are divided into CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory heats. Participants may navigate the CHARGE for Fun course at their own pace, or choose to compete in the CHARGE for Glory heats where top performers will earn the chance to be featured on HARD CHARGE televised series. Every show highlights personal stories of these everyday athletes as they compete in the fastest-growing adventure sport in the world. HARD CHARGE events will be held throughout the country in 2013.
For more information, contact Lindsay Babb, HARD CHARGE director of PR and marketing, at 701.261.4440, email lindsay.babb@HardCharge.com<