AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week 2018

Ashley Lookenhouse, Green Iowa Education Coordinator 2017-18 The week of March 11th to 17th is AmeriCorps Week. Launched in May 2007, AmeriCorps week is dedicated to giving recognition to the nearly 80,000 members that complete yearly National Service terms. There are many different positions that AmeriCorps members serve in from working in school systems to working in National Parks and everything in between. One way that AmeriCorps members serve communities

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Upcoming April Energy Breakfast

Upcoming April Energy Breakfast

Winneshiek County Conservation’s Lilly Jensen and Luther College professor Dawn Reding will discuss energy production’s effect on wildlife at the upcoming Winneshiek Energy District’s April Energy Breakfast. Presenters will look at the often overlooked circumstance of wildlife interaction with renewable and nonrenewable energy production. The program starts at 7:30 AM on April 19th at T-Bock’s Sports Bar and Grill. Jensen will provide an overview of ways that certain wildlife lives alongside

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Clayton County’s LED Workshop

Home, farm and business owners gathered at Elkader’s Keystone Area Education Center on Saturday, March 18th for the Clayton County Energy District’s LED Lighting Workshop. Local vendors and contractors greeted attendees who gripped cookies and complementary coffee after during the 9:00am registration hour.  Attendees soon migrated to the main presentation room where Clayton County Energy District’s board president Harry Blobaum welcomed the group. Winneshiek Energy District Energy Planner Joel Zook started

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Howard County Energy District Hosts Solar Tour

Cresco, IA – On a grey morning in Howard County renewable energy advocates from Howard County’s newly formed Energy District illuminated the economic and environmental benefits of Iowa solar tax credits on their March 24th Solar Tour.   The group of community leaders and state representative Jane Bloomingdale visited numerous solar sites around Cresco, Iowa. KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

March Energy Breakfast: Allamakee-Clayton REC

Decorah, IA – The Winneshiek Energy District’s March Energy Breakfast will feature Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative’s Executive Vice President/General Manager Paul Foxwell at 7:30am on Tuesday, February 21st at T-Bock’s Underground. Foxwell will shed light on electric rate-making principles, consumer owned cooperatives and upcoming projects at the cooperative. Foxwell has been employed at Allamakee-Clayton since 1989 when he was hired as the Engineering Operations Manager, later assuming the General Manager position

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February Breakfast Recap: New Hampton Light Plant

DECORAH – Twenty-eight people gathered for breakfast in T-Bock’s lower level on Tuesday, February 21st to learn from New Hampton’s Light Plant (NHMLP) from Manager Brian Quirk. The program is part of the monthly  Energy Breakfast series put on by the Winneshiek Energy District.  Quirk started by sharing  a snapshot of the Light Plant’s service territory and energy production and later took questions from breakfast attendees. The plant’s yearly budget

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Clayton County LED Workshop Brightens Savings

The Clayton County Energy District (CCED) will host an LED Lighting Workshop for home, business and farm owners at the Keystone Area Education Center in Elkader on Saturday, March 18th.  The workshop will kick off with a vendor fair followed by a LED lighting workshop where local experts will highlight the benefits of LED lighting fixtures, financial opportunities and energy efficiency programs that may ease the transition to LED upgrades

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From Marrakech to Decorah

The Winneshiek Energy District’s December Energy Breakfast features Sam Pollan, recent research delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, Morocco. Pollan spoke about his experience as a delegate at this year’s conference, provided an overview of international climate negotiations and explored what they mean for Decorah. The event was held at 7:30 AM in the lower level of T-Bocks on Tuesday, December 20th.

Green Business Challenge 2011

The Green Business Challenge: Save Energy and Save Money! The Winneshiek Energy District is encouraging businesses to save energy and save money with the Green Business Challenge. Businesses that sign up for the Green Business Challenge will gain recognition for their efforts and qualify to win one of three intensive electrical audits from Smartgreen.com energy consulting valued at over $3,000. Businesses that sign up for the Green Business Challenge enter

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Green Iowa Americorps Partnering with the Oneota Film Festival

The Green Iowa Americorps team in Decorah is partnering with the Third Annual Oneota Film Festival to provide food for thought on civil and environmental engagement. Luther College will host the film festival January 20-22, 2012. Members will view the films and participate in discussions that follow. Diverse topics of the films (some locally made) range from electric cars and school gardens to mountain climbs and eco road trips. For

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