Monthly Archives: May 2011

On the Radio: UI students help Iowa communities go green


Listen to this week’s radio segment here.  It features the work of some UI students in Burlington, Charles City, Decorah and Oskaloosa. For the past two school years, second-year students at the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning have helped Iowa towns … Continue reading

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UNI hosts environmental forum for students


About 1,000 local high school students were on the University of Northern Iowa campus on Tuesday to attend “Green: What Does it Mean? Exploring Our Sustainable Community.” There were 40 speakers at the 5-hour event that covered a wide range … Continue reading

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Muscatine company moves to improve air quality


Grain Processing Corp., a Muscatine-based firm that has not done much to help boost Eastern Iowa’s air quality, announced yesterday that it was going to change it’s tune. They have pledged $100 million dollars over the next four years to improve … Continue reading

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Chicago prepares for climate change


The New York Times is reporting that the Windy City is gearing up for a hotter, wetter climate. Climate scientists found that current trends will eventually lead Chicago toward weather that is more commonly found down south.  The city is responding by repaving using … Continue reading

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Study finds flame retardants in baby products


Environmental Science & Technology recently published a study that found flame retardants in four out of five baby products, including nursing pillows, changing pads and car seats. The academic journal, edited by University of Iowa Professor and CGRER co-founder Jerald Schnoor, … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Woodbine – Going green, cutting costs


Listen to this week’s radio segment.  It features our newest sustainable community – Woodbine, Iowa.

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Ecolotree cleans up in Oregon


Lou Licht, a University of Iowa professor and founder of Ecolotree Inc., will be teaming up with the Port of Morrow industrial park in Boardman, Oregon to remove nitrates from the soil. Licht’s company is based in Iowa and creates … Continue reading

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Ankeny family builds top notch eco-friendly home


Tammie Krausman and Derek Dautremont did not necessarily set out to build a home that would set the green bar so high. But they wanted a home that would last and wound up with an award-winner.  The Des Moines Register reported … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Preserving Iowa’s Environment – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation


Listen to this week’s radio segment. It highlights the preservation work of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. 

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UI School of Urban and Regional Planning looks to make Dubuque more sustainable


Students will assist city on five yearlong green projects University of Iowa graduate students will partner with the city of Dubuque on nine sustainability projects in the next two years, according to a UI release. Their ambitious list of projects … Continue reading

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