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Who We Are

Our mission: A safe, healthy environment and sustainable future for Iowa.

Founded in 1995, the Iowa Environmental Council is the largest and most comprehensive environmental coalition in the state. We are a nonpartisan alliance of diverse organizations and individuals working together to protect and preserve Iowa's environment. Together, we unify Iowans to advocate for clean water & land, clean energy, and a healthy climate

By amplifying the voices of Iowans and leveraging our collective influence, we advocate for a cleaner, healthier Iowa at the legislature, rule making agencies and in the courts.

Through education, advocacy and coalition-building, we raise awareness, generate action and create large-scale change that makes Iowa a better place to live, work, explore and enjoy. 

Our Approach

The Council and its balanced, nonpartisan approach is unique, effective and well-respected. Our ability to gather the knowledge and expertise of our members, assemble diverse stakeholders around the table, collaborate, create productive dialogue, and offer solutions are among of our greatest skills. We pride ourselves on our credibility; our science-based and results-oriented programs; and our passionate, knowledgeable staff and members.

The Iowa Environmental Council is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Funded by generous donations and private grants, supported by committed volunteers, and staffed by dedicated employees, we strive to create a state people are proud to call home.