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December 2019

December Energy Breakfast: Decorah Sustainability Committee

December 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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On Tuesday, December 17th at 7:30 AM at T-Bock’s downstairs, the Decorah Sustainability Committee will present a draft of a proposed new city sustainability plan and gain feedback from attendees. RSVP by Friday the 13th at energydistrict.org/breakfast. Last year, Mayor Borowski appointed a Sustainability Committee for the purpose of  reviewing and updating the city’s 2010 sustainability plan, These nine volunteers aim to create a new plan with tangible deliverables that…

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January 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Working toward net-zero in 2020

January 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Curious about "Net-Zero Carbon"?  Wondering how to get started, or just what it means? Join the Winneshiek Energy District team on Tuesday, January 21st from 7:30-8:30 AM to get the tools you need to start working towards carbon neutrality.   Hear Joe Grimstad, Vice Chairman, Decorah Bank and Trust, share the bank’s journey to reach their net-zero carbon goal in 2019. Joel Zook, the Energy District’s Energy Planner, will then…

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February 2020

Annual Clean Energy Policy Update and Discussion

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free

Come with questions about net metering, the Alliant case, tax credits, electric vehicles, and more. This event is free and open to the public.  Muffins and coffee will be available with a free-will donation. Please register at energydistrict.org/breakfast 

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March 2020

March Energy Breakfast: Green Portfolio Investing

March 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free

Curious about how you can make your investment portfolio align with your values?  Come to Winneshiek Energy District's March energy breakfast to hear Justin Gullekson from Decorah Bank and Trust discuss different green portfolio options.  Whether you've been contributing to a retirement account for years or you're trying to figure out which one to open, we hope you'll come with questions! Please RSVP at https://energydistrict.org/events/breakfast/ Coffee and muffins will be…

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Winneshiek Solar Fair

March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Montgomery Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free

Join the Winneshiek Energy District to learn how you can go solar this year! Solar contractors will be available to answer your questions and Energy District staff will be presenting on Solar Financials and Incentives as well as Solar Tech 101. Kids activities provided by the Green Iowa Americorps team and refreshments will be available to purchase from The Sassy Baker. Event generously sponsored by Decorah Bank and Trust. Full…

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April 2020

April Online Lunch: Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s Carbon Pricing Program

April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us from the comfort of your home for a lunchtime chat with Leslie Sand from the Citizen's Climate Lobby.  Leslie will describe their Carbon Pricing Program and answer questions. Register for this event by Friday, April 17th here.

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May 2020

Solar to Storage

May 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The director of Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities, Jim Martin-Schramm, will present "Solar to Storage" during the Winneshiek Energy District's Online Lunch Webinar from 12 - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Jim will talk about Luther’s latest renewable energy project, which will involve the installation of another large solar array and energy storage system in the field near the intersection of US-52 and Pole Line Road. Join us…

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August 2020

Energy Lunch

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Honey, I shrunk the utility bill! 12:00-1:00 PM Online - Register to receive the meeting link Joel Zook's utility bill (gas, electric, and driving cost) for his 1,400 sq ft, 1954 ranch-style home is less than $850 per year. Join us for our monthly Energy Lunch to hear how he used energy efficiency and solar to save! Join us from the comfort of your home from 12-1 on August 18th. …

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October 2020

Party in the Panels

October 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Decorah Bank and Trust parking lot
Free

Stroll through our Party in the Panels under Decorah Bank and Trust's Solar Carport on Sunday, October 25 from 2:00-5:00pm. Come to celebrate with us, enjoy live music by Free Time Jazz Trio (3-5pm), learn about our work over the past 10 years, delight in a warm drink, snap some fun pictures at the photobooth, and talk with members of the Winneshiek Energy District. It is our top priority to…

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January 2021

Energy Lunch: RREAL Solar

January 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

RREAL Solar, based in Backus, MN works to make solar available to communities of all income levels. Join us on Tuesday, January 19th via Zoom to hear about their work! Register at energydistrict.org/breakfast by January 18th to get the zoom link for the event.

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