We Need Your Help!

We Need Your Help!

Kristin Eggen, Communications For many people in northeast Iowa, April is a time for planting, for budding trees, for shedding the layers of winter. For WED’s Green Iowa AmeriCorps team, April has meant “fundraising”. We desperately need a safe, reliable vehicle to continue helping others in Northeast Iowa.  Will you read our story and make a contribution to help us reach our goal? Our Wheels, Our Work The team’s van is an

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AmeriCorps Members Gain Sustainability Insight, Worldview in Hawaii

AmeriCorps Members Gain Sustainability Insight, Worldview in Hawaii

  Katherine, Gracie, and Briana of our Green Iowa AmeriCorps team recently returned from two weeks studying sustainability on the big island of Hawaii through the Green Iowa AmeriCorps Leadership in Sustainability program.   The group working in the taro field, planting and cleaning taro with Kulia from Pōhāhā I Ka Lani in Waipi’o Valley. Katherine, Elena, Rachel and Gracie oiling the canoe, Mauloa, to help provide protection from the sun

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WANTED: Owner-Occupied Homes for Free Energy Assessments

WANTED: Owner-Occupied Homes for Free Energy Assessments

Kristin Eggen, Communications Specialist Partnership is a beautiful thing. The Regional Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) partners with the Winneshiek Energy District to bring qualifying homeowners in Northeast Iowa FREE home energy assessments. Do you know of an owner-occupied, single family home with an annual income of less than $50,450?  You can help them save money and decrease the home’s carbon footprint. Have them call our office today to schedule an RHTF-sponsored energy assessment. It will save them money, help

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Welcome New Summer Members

Welcome New Summer Members

For the first time, the Winneshiek Energy District welcomes two additional Green Iowa AmeriCorps members for 3 months of service to northeast Iowans this summer.  These seasonal additions to the regular 11-month team come from the Green Iowa AmeriCorps Land and Water Stewards program addition (click here to learn about it). Jeffrey Lauck and Anna Restemayer joined the team in late May and will spend over 300 hours serving northeast

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Full-time Positions Available with Green Iowa AmeriCorps!

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is currently recruiting to fill full-time, 11-month service positions beginning September of 2018! We are currently seeking environmentally focused and passionate individuals to serve in our AmeriCorps State program focused on three program tracks; Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools, and Land & Water Stewards.  Each program track engages members in direct service, environmental education, volunteer and community engagement, and professional development opportunities in their own unique ways. The

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