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Good Neighbor Iowa Kickoff Event

Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality. Speakers include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. They will share their insights on pesticide use and the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on children. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass, as well as other activities and will receive free a choice of “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups.

Organic Transition Workshop

Join the Iowa Organic Association for its Organic Transition Workshop. Farmers and extension agents will walk through the economics of organic transition, weed management, crop insurance and more. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by Iowa Organic Association and UNI Center for Environment and Energy Education.

Environmental Job Fair

The Center for Environmental Energy and Education in conjunction with Green Iowa AmeriCorps and Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps will host an Environmental Job Fair. There are approximately 35 full-time positions as Environmental Stewards in seven different locations across Iowa. Positions range from marketing, outreach, education, energy efficiency auditors and logistics coordinators. The Sustainable Schools Program is seeking sustainability coordinators to work with schools to improve their environmental impact. Greens to Go is looking for two new AmeriCorps Vista members to help with providing affordable, local, natural and healthy food to low income families in the Cedar Valley. For more information, visit http://www.greeniowaamericorps.org/open-positions

Guest lecturer: Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber will speak on the topic “Be Arrested If Necessary”: The Case for Science in Action. She will discuss the role of ecology and climate science in a time of climate emergency, the role of scientific evidence as an agent of cultural and political change and the differences between objectivity and neutrality. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

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