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November 2018

Support Local Energy Work With A Charitable Gift

November 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018

If we are fortunate enough to be on your list for year-end giving, we thank you for supporting the local energy programming that is accelerating the adoption of local, renewable energy in Northeast Iowa.  JOIN or RENEW your annual membership here. Looking for a budget-friendly way to give? Consider a Sustaining Monthly Donation. Thank you for supporting a more sustainable Winneshiek County!

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Member Plus One Film Screening

November 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lingonberry, 218 W Water St
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Local organizations partner to host member plus 1 film screening The Winneshiek Energy District (WED) and the Oneota Film Festival (OFF) will host a screening of the new documentary film Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, directed by James Redford and featuring Mark Ruffalo, on Friday, November 2 at The Lingonberry, downtown Decorah. The doors will open at 6:30 pm. The film will begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed…

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November Breakfast: Battery and Solar at Mi Energy Cooperative

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Winneshiek Energy District invites everyone interested in learning more about utility-scale solar and residential battery storage to the November Energy Breakfast, Tuesday, November 20th, 7:30 am at Tbocks Underground. Attendance is free, registration is requested (at www.energydistrict.org/breakfast), and a breakfast buffet is available for a fee if enough register and choose the option. The speaker this month will be Brian Krambeer, President and CEO of the member-owned MiEnergy Cooperative. Brian will…

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December 2018

Lecture: The Science of Measurement and Climate Change

December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

For the past two years, Luther College adjunct faculty Philip Iverson and Iowa State University professor emeritus Jim Iversen have been compiling information about the science and measurement of climate change and will present a lecture on their research at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. This event, titled “The Science of Measurement and Climate Change,” is open to the public with…

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Sustainable Kids: Holiday Edition

December 12, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - December 14, 2018 @ 4:15 pm
Oneota Coop Kitchen Classroom, 312 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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This is a collaborative offering between Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom and is focused on 3rd and 4th-grade students (though students in other grades are also welcome to join). This after-school program is composed of three class sessions, centered around teaching kids ways in which they can practice sustainable living, specifically around the holidays. We will discuss recycling and decorate our own recyclable wrapping paper, reuse…

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Clayton County Energy Breakfast: Electric Vehicles

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader, 916 High Street
Elkader, IA United States
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Free – $10

The Clayton County Energy District is hosting an Electric Vehicle Clean Energy Breakfast! You are invited to a learning opportunity Friday, December 14, 8:00 a.m. at Johnson's Restaurant, Elkader. Featured Speakers: CCED Program Manager, Joleen Jansen will  present, "Why the time is now to consider Electric Vehicles EV's" Forest Brown of Brown's Sales & Leasing will talk EV availability and reality in Clayton County Dr. Jim Osterhaus - CCED Board Chairman will tell his…

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December Breakfast: Energy Policy with Steve Falck

December 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free – $10

Join Senior Policy Advocate Steve Falck from the Iowa Environmental Law and Policy Center to talk about environmental policy. You can enjoy a quiche and fruit breakfast buffet by T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grille (available for purchase – $10) while learning about relevant local energy topics. Those who plan to eat breakfast are requested to register by the Thursday before the event. Energy breakfasts are free and open to the public. Learn more and…

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January 2019

January Energy Breakfast: Eric Holthaus

January 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free – $10

You are invited to Eric Holthaus, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Cedar Rapids, to learn about Cedar Rapids’ sustainability initiatives. Holthaus will be the featured speaker at Energy Breakfast, Tuesday, January 15th at 7:30 AM at T-Bock’s Underground. He will cover topics including the development of the city’s Municipal Sustainability Plan, becoming a STAR Certified Community, and projects in waste reduction, solar, biking, and green yards. Since joining the…

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February 2019

February Energy Breakfast

February 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free – $10

Check back for the February's Energy Breakfast topic. Register by Thursday, February 14th at energydistrict.org/breakfast/

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March 2019

March Breakfast: Net Metering Policy

March 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
T-Bock’s Underground, 206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free – $5

March's Energy Breakfast, hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, will present information on a recently proposed law that would threaten the continued growth of solar for Iowa's two investor-owned utilities. The bill, HSB 185, was proposed by MidAmerican Energy and would instruct the Iowa Utilities Board to make changes to Iowa's net-metering policy which allows solar owners fair compensation for energy sold back to utilities. Johnson and Energy District staff…

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