dreamgreen Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.
Thursday at 7pm
[Rebro Monday at 7am]
This week co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore speak with food advocate and educator Rich Pirog, who worked for 20 years at ISU's Leopold Center and this year took a position at Michigan State University, as well as Amana Society president John Peterson and Amana Farms manager John McGrath who give a walking tour of Amana Colonies' renewable methane digester.
Follow the journey across the state at www.greeniowa.org.
Fairfield Launches COSC's Statewide Energy Efficiency Rehab Training May 4-5
The free workshops support Fairfield's Hometown Rewards program and will qualify contractors for work on energy efficient loan projects.
Des Moines, IA (April 30, 2012) - Fairfield's Hometown Reward's Program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Center on Sustainable Communities' Energy Efficiency Rehab Training on May 4-5 at the Fairfield Public Library. The sessions are free to attendees and offer the state's first comprehensive renovation training focusing on sustainable building techniques and energy efficiency. For details, click "Read more" below.
Stuart and I travel to Ames to check out a solar manufacturing company named PowerFilm, Inc., for a chat with co-founder and CEO Frank Jeffrey and president and COO Tim Neugent. This innovative company has been going since 1988, employs 100 people, recently hiring 10 new employees. They work closely with partner businesses, provide thin solar film for military applications like solar tents--even solar hats for night time reading!! Their latest venture is developing a flexible computer screen with Hewlett-Packard. We also take a walking tour of their facilities and learn about the intricate, complex manufacturing system involved in producing thin solar film.
We also meet with Bob Haug, director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, at their LEED-certified headquarters near Ankeny. IAMU represents more than 550 municipal electric, gas, water and telecommunication utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with more than 185 associate member businesses. Organized in 1947, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities today is the largest organization of its kind in the country.