Blog For Tag "resiliency"

  • What is Climate Anxiety? Thoughts from a sustainability researcher

    posted by Guest Blogger on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 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”.

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  • Facing Down Climate Change: Changing Fear to Hope and Action

    posted by Angelisa Belden on Friday, April 15, 2022 It is clear our climate is changing. Drought, floods, derechos, extreme weather – Iowa has experienced it all… and just in the last 5 years. As a citizen of this planet, and a mom with two young children, this work is incredibly personal and incredibly important to me. It can be hard to face, but there are many reasons to hope.

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  • Stormwater Best Management Practices

    posted by Guest Blogger on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Isaac Svoboda and Derek Namanny of the City of Des Moines' Public Works Clean Water Program share information about how and where to apply for the Stormwater Best Management Practices Rebate Program, with tips and ideas even if you don't reside in Des Moines.

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  • Leveraging Local Leadership for Watershed Success

    posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Iowa sits at the crossroads of making decisions about the future of water resources management. CFRA believes that Iowa's quickest path to clean water and flood resiliency lies within each of our communities. Cody Smith with Center for Rural Affairs gives insight into their latest report, Iowa's Path to Clean Water and Flood Resilient Communities, and thoughts on how to put Iowa's communities in the driver's seat to meet the state's adopted goals.

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  • Renewable Energy and the Next Generation

    posted by Raihan Amir Rashidi on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 100% Iowa hosted a Renewable Readers book reading for kids this summer, reading the book "Energy Island." The young readers discussed the book, ways to bring those ideas into their homes, and their thoughts on the importance of our clean energy future.

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  • Cover Crops: The Answer to Our Water (and Farming) Woes

    posted on Friday, October 4, 2019 A recent analysis by the Iowa Environmental Council showed that implementation rates of voluntary conservation practices set forth in the 2013 Nutrient Reduction Strategy are slowing. Under current time modeling, the IEC analysis shows it would take hundreds of years or more before we achieve the necessary goals. It is time for all farmland owners to do more and do it quickly.

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