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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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  • Reflections on serving as a member of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Visioning Task Force

    posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 The Visioning Task Force for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (LCSA or the Leopold Center) is in the process of wrapping up its work and passing along recommendations to Iowa State University and the LCSA Board, after listening to Iowans around the state at a series of meetings that took place from August through January.

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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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  • Council Receives Major Grants for Water Quality Work

    posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 The Iowa Environmental Council received good news in March on funding for its water quality work in 2016-2017 from the McKnight Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.

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  • Meet Our Members: Practical Farmers of Iowa

    posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 In this entry of our Meet Our Members series meet Practical Farmers of Iowa, a long-time member of the Council working to strengthen farms and communities through farmer-led investigation and information sharing.

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  • Commit to Caucus

    posted by on Monday, February 1, 2016 As you discuss the candidates and their positions at the caucuses, speak up on behalf of Iowa – and our nation's – water, land and air. Voice your concerns about the state of our natural resources, draw attention the many benefits of clean energy, and call upon your fellow caucus-goers to give weight to candidates' commitment to these issues as you select a delegate.

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  • 2016 Legislative Priorities

    posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 Our 2016 legislative priorities represent what we firmly believe to be significant opportunities this session to advance policies that make Iowa a better place the live, work and explore.

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