Up-Cycling: Using Garbage as a Building Resource

Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from the past week.

Ayodeji Oluwalana , the new Recycling Coordinator for Iowa State University, talks about how he is bringing a global vision of environmentalism to ISU, based on his experience with environmental disaster in Nigeria. He describes the concept of up-cycling: using garbage as a building resource , demonstrated by a greenhouse he invented, made from plastic bottles.

Zoe Lee, 14-year-old owner of Sweetery-Z Catering, describes the three birthday cakes she will make for KHOI’s birthday party on August 12th. Zoe is a native of the Republic of Congo and was adopted by a family in the Ames after being ophaned and experiencing hunger in the Congo. Consequently, she sends a portion of her income to an orphanage in the Congo, to help alleviate hunger in her home country.

Ames at-large councilwoman Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen,  discusses current issues and initiatives on the Ames City Council with Reporter Dennis Hart. She breaks the news that Ames Mayor Hailahas vetoed the current rental cap ordinance adopted by the city council governing numbers of renter per building. The veto was responding to exceptions included in the ordinance.


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Originally broadcast 08/06/2018
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