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Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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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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  • Des Moines Considers Energy & Water ‘Benchmarking' Ordinance

    posted by Jordan Oster on Thursday, May 2, 2019 As part of its emissions reduction goal, Des Moines could soon join a growing number of major U.S. cities to develop a ‘benchmarking' ordinance. Under the Building Performance Policy, the city's largest buildings would track and annually report data about their energy and water consumption.

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  • Meet Our Members: Urban Ambassadors

    posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 In this edition of "Meet Our Members", we present an interview with Emily Steele, President of Urban Ambassadors.

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  • Flanked by Two Great Rivers

    posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 Find out why Iowa Rivers Revival is dedicated to restoring Iowa's rivers.

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  • Announcing Our 2017 Legislative Priorities

    posted by Kerri Johannsen on Friday, December 16, 2016 We are excited to announce the legislative priorities we have developed in partnership with our members, our member organizations and our board for the 2017 legislative session. With your help, we can make Iowa a safer, healthier and more beautiful state!

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  • The Millennial Environmentalist

    posted by on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 A young professional's perspective on the role of millennials in Iowa environmental advocacy.

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  • Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival

    posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Plant.Grow.Fly. its partners and the Latino Heritage Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 Monarch Festival. The Festival, to be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 18 from 12-4 p.m. will be a celebration of the monarch's journey from Canada, through Iowa, to Mexico.

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  • Agenda Announced for 2016 Annual Conference

    posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Check out the agenda for this year's Iowa Environmental Council Annual Conference, ECOnomics: Dollars, Sense & Sustainability, Oct. 6 at the DMACC Ankeny Campus.

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  • Share Your Vision for Iowa's Roadsides

    posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 The Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund is seeking input to better understand how Iowans feel about roadside vegetation management. Please consider taking their short survey to share your thoughts, opinions and perspectives about this important issue.

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  • Strong Showing at Environmental Lobby Day & REAP Day at the Capitol

    posted on Monday, March 28, 2016 Approximately 200 Iowans and 34 diverse organizations from across Iowa gathered at the Iowa State Capitol last Tuesday, March 22 for Environmental Lobby Day & REAP Day at the Capitol 2016. Together, they advocated for sustainable funding, program and policies that support clean water, healthy land and continued clean energy leadership. The event was hosted by the Iowa Environmental Council, the Iowa REAP Alliance, and Iowa's Water & Land Legacy Coalition.

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