Guest Blogger

IEC is pleased to welcome guest bloggers on a number of different topics throughout the year. If you are interested in submitting a blog piece to IEC, contact us at

Blog posts by this Author:

  • Meet the 2022 IEC Summer Interns

    IEC is excited to kick off summer 2022 with three interns assisting with legal research and communications. Learn more about Tamia, Morgan and McCade.

  • Queer Hikers Group Unites the LGBTQIA+ Community in Their Shared Love of Iowa's Outdoor Spaces

    Queer Hikers is part of a growing community across the country. The group was born out of a need to build an LGBTQIA+ community in Iowa that connects around our love for the outdoors. Queer Hikers explores Iowa's outdoors with members of the LGBTQIA+ community to build friendships, learn about nature, and be our full selves.

  • What is Climate Anxiety? Thoughts from a sustainability researcher

    Krista Hiser is a professor and the director of the Hawaii Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. A University of Iowa alumni, she visited her family farm during a visit to Iowa to facilitate IEC's member organization retreat on climate anxieties. In this guest blog, she shares her thoughts on “climate anxiety” based on her published research, "Worry & Hope: What College Students Know, Think, Feel, and Do about Climate Change”.

  • Leadership and Partnership: A Message from IEC's New President

    IEC's new board president Katie Cownie shares why she is a leader with the Council and what she hopes we can accomplish together.

  • Saving the Prairie for Generations

    Northeast Iowa native Jim Fritz shares memories of his family farm, their goals of protecting the prairie, and how a bill like the current SSB 3134 would make a project like his impossible today.

  • What nitrogen monitoring can teach us about managing pesticides

    Iowa has a robust plan for monitoring nitrogen. But what about other ag inputs that affect our water? In this guest blog post, Audrey Tran Lam with the Center for Energy and the Environment at UNI shares what Iowa's robust nitrogen monitoring can teach us about managing pesticides.

  • High energy bills? Green Iowa Americorps can help with that, and more

    Learn more about the Green Iowa Americorps program, which offers energy services to reduce bills and increase home comfort, along with environmental education and land and water stewardship services across the state.

  • Honoring Vision with Action on MLK Day

    On Monday, January 17, Central College students, staff, and faculty celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with education and service. One of the seminars focused on environmental justice: how do environmental inequities across the globe affect our lives, even in the small community of Pella? How can we make an difference on environmental issues impacting the most vulnerable?

  • Honoring Paul Johnson: A Legacy of Public Service, Leadership, and Conservation

    Paul W. Johnson was one of Iowa's - and the nation's - great conservationists. In this guest blog post, former IEC Executive Director Ralph Rosenburg shares Paul's vision and how an ad hoc group of his family, friends, and colleagues has embarked on a project to remember and honor Paul and his legacy of public service, leadership, and conservation.

  • Iowa Youth Organized Climate Strike at Iowa State Capitol

    Iowa teen Lillian Hill staged her first climate protest at the Capitol last month. In a guest blog post, Lillian shares her inspiration, her concerns for her fellow Iowans, and her plans for the future.

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