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September 2019

Drive Electric Week

September 14, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Worldwide

Electric vehicles are an important part of the vision for clean, locally-owned energy. Join us in celebrating National Drive Electric Week!

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September Energy Breakfast

September 17, 2019 @ 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
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Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening

September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oneota Coop Kitchen Classroom, 312 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free

The Winneshiek Energy District invites you to a free outdoor screening of the National Geographic documentary Paris to Pittsburgh at Oneota Community Co-Op's Kitchen Classroom downtown Decorah. About the film: From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories…

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October 2019

Bumps and Benefits of DIY Soar

October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NICC, Wilder Business Center, 1625 Highway 150 S
Calmar, Iowa 52132 United States
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Free – $10

October Energy LUNCH at Northeast Iowa Community College 12PM-1PM Room 105, Wilder Business Center Northeast Iowa Community College Is it possible to install your own solar panels? Electrical instructor Jeffrey Foster will share his experience with DIY solar in his own backyard. Learn more and register for this event at energydistrict.org/breakfast/

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Strong Towns

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 206,, Luther College
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Free

Are you interested in exploring what it takes to make and keep communities financially strong? Attend guest lecturer Charles L. Marohn on Thursday, October 24th on the Luther campus. Charles L. Marohn, Jr., is the founder and president of Strong Towns and the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. He is a professional engineer (PE) licensed in the state of Minnesota and a land-use planner with two decades of experience. He holds a bachelor’s…

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Called to Climate Action: Statewide Interfaith Gathering

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hiawatha, IA, 1350 Lyndhurst Dr
Hiwatha, IA 52233 United States
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Iowa Interfaith Power and Light will host a free, public event in Hiawatha, Iowa on October 26. The student-led event will include an interfaith prayer service, a keynote by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a widely known evangelical Christian and climate scientist, and a keynote response and discussion. Doors open at 8:00 AM for local and statewide networking 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hiawatha Iowa college students of…

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November 2019

Preparing for our future: Investing in energy efficiency.

November 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Oneota Community Co-op, 312 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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In the Spring of 2019, the Oneota Community Co-op completed a major remodel of its current store location. A large investment of this project was replacing an old refrigeration system with a newer refrigerated rack system. New, efficient refrigerated cases and LED lighting completed the overhaul of the Co-op's infrastructure and are on track for a 5-6 year payback! Come join us for a morning of geeking out with numbers,…

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Support clean, local, efficient energy for all this Giving Tuesday. Become a member of the Winneshiek Energy District or renew your membership today! Learn more about membership Join or Renew Today!

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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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