How other Iowa communities are solving challenges like those facing Fairfield. Josh Mandelbaum, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Des Moines City CouncilmanGina Bell, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of DubuqueJeff Geerts, Iowa Economic Development Association, West Union Green Streets InitiativeMerry Rankin, Joint Sustainability Director for the City of Ames and the Iowa State […]
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Jim and Sara Anderson’s farm is the first SILT protected farm in Jefferson County. Sara and Jim will live and enjoy their land, and after they pass Sustainable Iowa Land Trust will already hold the deed. The land will be made available to a farm family to grow nutrient-dense food for residents of Jefferson County.
SLC Executive Director, Bob Ferguson, interviews Southeast Iowa Sierra Club President Anne Walton, discussing the future direction of Fairfield Iowa guided by the Strategic Conservation and Community Resilience Plan.
Your Garbage Made A Bench It is nearly the two-year anniversary of the TerraCycle Fairfield project. Over the last two years, Fairfield residents have collected and recycled nearly 8,000 traditionally non-recyclable products, as well as thousands of pounds of e-waste, batteries, lightbulbs, and plastic bags. By recycling everything from old razors and toothbrushes to printers […]
In this video SLC Executive Director, Bob Ferguson, interviews celebrated photographer, sailor and explorer, David Thoreson. David has sailed 77,000 miles to document what is happening to our oceans and the arctic ecology as climate change and human activity alters our planet. He held a crowd of 350 spellbound at the Sondheim Theater here in […]
SLC Executive Director, Bob Ferguson, interviews professor emeritus, Iowa State University, on developing an ecological farming ethic to address the pressing issues of soil quality, soil erosion, and water quality that Iowa and the Midwest are facing.
For fifteen years Russ was the head of Shell Oil’s GameChanger program whose mission was to deliver innovative options that have the potential to drastically impact the energy future. He is now Founder and CEO of www.standardsoil.com and CEO of the Grassfed Exchange.
On Saturday, April 20 we celebrated Earth Day at the Eco Barn with more than 100 guests who attended our day of education and fun.
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