Iowa Environmental Groups Launch Iowa Gives Green on August 4

posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Council News

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Iowa Rivers Revival, and more Iowa environmental and conservation non-profits are announcing the creation of a new day of giving focused on gifts to organizations improving and protecting Iowa's environment.

Iowa Gives Green day of giving August 4, 2021Iowa Gives Green will take place Wednesday, August 4, online at, providing Iowans an easy way to discover and donate to local organizations making a difference for Iowa's land, wildlife, water, air, and climate. "Iowa Gives Green is an opportunity for Iowans, and those that love our state, to demonstrate their commitment to the Land between - and the water that flows through - America's two greatest rivers, feeding the world and providing this special place to live, work, and play," says Jordan Bles, IEC's Director of Fundraising and Development.

Those who donate on August 4 will be helping to:

  • Clean and protect Iowa’s waterways. Iowa’s water quality crisis is not improving, despite the solutions being touted. Local environmental and conservation groups seek to implement new ideas and proven practices that will make our drinking water safe, and give us clean water for recreation.
  • Take action on climate. Extreme weather events such as intense rain storms, flooding and drought, and even 2020's Derecho are no longer the exception, they are the norm. We need to address climate change together, now. With increased support, organizations across Iowa can more effectively implement plans to address climate change and engage Iowans to make a difference.
  • Grow clean sources of energy in Iowa. Our state is a wind energy leader and solar power is poised to grow exponentially. These groups seek to improve the landscape for clean energy development, and make it accessible for all Iowans so that our state can transition to true, 100% clean energy every hour of every day.
  • Provide high-quality recreation and education opportunities for Iowans. Iowa offers natural cold water trout streams, beautiful rivers for paddling, miles of trails and gravel roads for biking, and so many more incredible places. But our state ranks one of the lowest in the nation for public land ownership, and your support can help these organizations to expand and improve our recreational spaces, making it safe and more accessible so everyone can enjoy the beauty of our state.
  • Preserve unique Iowa landscapes, protect our wildlife, and so much more.

The following organizations are currently participating in Iowa Gives Green:

Blank Park Zoo
Bur Oak Land Trust
Conservation Districts of Iowa
Friends of Des Moines Parks
Great Plains Action Society
Iowa's Coldwater Conservancy
Iowa Environmental Council
Iowa Interfaith Power & Light
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa Rivers Revival
Moms Clean Air Force
Prairie Rivers of Iowa 
Sierra Club Beyond Coal
Trees Forever 
Whiterock Conservancy 

Visit for the most updated list of participants and to support Iowa's environment on August 4.