Spirit Lake school district receives renewable energy award


Photo by Amy Dianna, Flickr.

The University of Iowa isn’t the only Iowa school to receive recognition for using renewable energy.

The Spirit Lake, Iowa, Community School District also made one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership lists for its on-site generation of green energy.

The Spirit Lake Community School District receives 46% of its electricity from green power sources including on-site wind turbines.

Read more here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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