Environmental Resource Group

Activism

Summary. As an outreach of the Activist Resource Group, the Environmental Resource Group researches, promotes, and reports on technologies and practices that promote sustainable living. Our goal is to help foster a healthy ecosystem on planet Earth so it can continue to support human habitation. We hope we reach our goal. As of 2010, our operations are wind powered.

Resources. Here are some of the resource pages we offer:

Eco-Iowa. Environmental resources and directories for Iowa.
  • enrgPath.com – “The web-site and annual print directory will bring a collective energy to each business involved. Our ‘small group of thoughtful, committed citizens’ is much larger than I realized when I set out on this path. Through enrgPATH, you can find the product and service provider who will help you live a greener life, whether it’s in home remodeling projects, your food supply, or alternative healing practices. And by participating in enrgPATH, you’ll help make an educational impact, contributing to the momentum and awareness of sustainability. Join us as we have fun encouraging, supporting, and celebrating the incredible people in Iowa and beyond!”
  • EnvironmentIowa.org – “Environment Iowa is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Iowa’s environment. Environment Iowa draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state’s top environmental problems.”
  • Go Iowa! – “GO IOWA!, represents the efforts of a number of volunteers who care about the preservation and enhancement of Iowa’s Great Outdoors, land and other natural resources. It is intended as an information resource for those who are also working to promote these ends, in a belief that a single Web site collection of resources, with links to organizations (”Resources”), events and news of current happenings (”Media”), would be a constructive contribution to these related efforts.”
  • ICOSC.com – “Center on Sustainable Communities promotes residential green building in Iowa to encourage homeowners and building professionals to embrace conscientious building practices that create sustainable neighborhoods. COSC serves as a resource for education and provides a broad network of local and green building professionals; a local connection to suppliers of green building products; a sample showroom of green building products; and a local schedule of green building seminars and workshops.”
  • IRENEW.org – “The Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Iowans about renewable energy. Founded in 1992, I-Renew has sponsored hands-on workshops on installing solar and wind systems, powered the State Fair, schools, and events with the Solar Traveler, our mobile renewable energy demonstration unit, and hosted our annual Energy Expo, the area’s largest event dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency.”
  • TaprootNatureExperience.org – “In nature, the strongest, most productive, and most resilient systems are those that are diverse and highly integrated — Lots of different things working together and interacting in many different ways.  That model applies to human communities as well.  Taproot strives to create a vibrant community of families and individuals by offering a wide variety of sustainability and environmental educational experiences.  With frequent fun gatherings and events, Taproot facilitates new connections between people of similar and compatible passions and principles.   Taproot also enriches the larger community of the Iowa City area, extending and strengthening the fibers connecting people, organizations, and businesses who are committed to protecting the health of the earth and its inhabitants.”
Featured Video. 18 November 2008. “To give you a behind the scenes look at the Transition and to see in greater depth how the team is approaching climate issues, we filmed this meeting of our Energy & Environment Policy Transition Team and interview with team member Heather Zichal.” [More]

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