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Recipient of a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. One of eight colleges across the country to receive an "A" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

New Leaders Initiative

New Leaders Initiative looking to grant Goddard Prize

The New Leaders Initiative has recently received  funding to honor John Goddard, an ambitious adventure seeker and environmental conservation champion who passed in May of 2013.The Goddard Prize will be awarded to students in the Midwest who are pursuing environmental ideas and projects.

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An example of a homemade solar air heating project

Solar Heating Workshop

Learn how the sun and a trip to the lumberyard can save you money on your heating bill by building your own solar air heater!  Open to the public free of charge.  Saturday, March 29th, 10:00am-12:30pm.

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Trout SKI 5K Nordic Ski Race

Trout SKI 5K Nordic Ski Race

The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team, in partnership with the Winneshiek Energy District, is hosting the first annual Trout SKI 5k Nordic Ski Race on February 22nd. Come on out to ski or cheer on others!

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IEDA

Luther College selected to complete landfill gas study

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has selected Luther College to receive a State Energy Program Formula to assess potential beneficial uses of landfill gas (LFG) generated at the Winneshiek County Landfill as an energy source for Luther.

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Curt Ellis

Growing Forward: Curt Ellis

Hear Co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps Curt Ellis share the journey that made him leave film making to start the organization that is changing the way children relate to food at the University of Northern Iowa on February 24, 2014. 

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Frac Sand

Land Stewardship Project Citizens' Frac Sand Summit

On Sat., Jan. 18 at the Tau Center in Winona, join others from around the region for the Land Stewardship Project Citizens' Frac Sand Summit.  The Summit will bring citizens together to share strategy, learn from experts as well as each other and strengthen the movement to keep frac sand mining from destroying our communities. 

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West Side Early Childhood Center Receives National Certification as Nature Explore Classroom

On Nov. 5, the West Side Early Childhood Center, located in Decorach, earned national certification as a Nature Explore Classroom from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation. West Side Early Childhood Center joins a growing network of organizations and institutions that have created effective nature-based outdoor learning environments for children. This network allows for idea-sharing, peer support and continuous development.

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