On the Radio: Windsor Heights keeps Iowa green

Winsdor Heights is going green.

Listen to this week’s radio segment on Windsor Heights and its plans for sustainability.

Just north of West Des Moines sits Windsor Heights – a small city brimming with ideas for cleaner, healthier living.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus on sustainable communities.

Windsor Heights has already turned green – its green landscaping keep its water cleaner and river levels lower. The use of high-tech lights reduces energy use across the city.

Windsor Heights may soon make another leap toward sustainability. Officials are gathering ideas from the public on how to make the city even greener.

The ideas include using more wind and solar power, installing permeable pavement to better manage storm water, switching to geothermal buildings and creating a green purchasing policy for city government.

So hats off to Windsor Heights – for setting a standard of sustainability in Iowa.

For more information, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank You.

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