Cohosts James Moore and Stuart Tanner share their of journey creating the Dream Green series. Music from Jeffrey Hedquist, and comments from sustainable living professor, Lonnie Gamble.
We had a most beautiful gathering at the wind- & solar-powered Abundance EcoVillage S.E.E.D. Center Sunday to celebrate the wrap up of our 20-episode Dream Green radio series.
Thanks to all who came, and
to Crepe Escape's Christine Goodale for her amazing lunch spread including chestnut and butternut squash soups, spiced hot cider, bread with exquisite fixings (basil butter, humus, pesto, salad dressing) and fruit desert bars to die for, everything homemade,
to Great Taste's Steve Boss for helping with the menu,
to Rich Sims, Bob Ferguson & Brian Stains for prep and presence,
to Frank Cenatori (who'll be featured in a Bruce Springsteen tribute/KRUU benefit concert at the Sondheim Center Jan 20 & 21) and Jeffrey Hedquist (with his brand new CD) for providing beautiful song,
to Stuart Tanner for his most excellent slide & audio presentation (which we'll have up on this site soon),
to Lonnie Gamble for his moving congratulatory words in summary,
to Roland Wells for his never-ending sound support,
to Stuart Valentine, Ken Walton & Bill Dyer for S.E.E.D. Center logistics,
to the Dream Green team: Mo Ellis, Donna Schill (thanks for filming Sunday's proceedings), Christine Schrum, Tanell Pretorius, David Hurlin, Ryan Olson, Caleb Flynn, Roland, Stuart and James,
and to all our generous sponsors, as well as the Iowa Power Fund's Office of Energy Independence.
at the S.E.E.D. Center in Fairfield Sunday, November 20th Noon to 2pm
Organic luncheon servings include homemade bread sandwiches, soup and salad as presented by CREPE ESCAPE's Christine Goodale, and GREAT TASTE's Steve Boss & Kathy DuBois. S.E.E.D. Center is adjacent to Abundance EcoVillage. Entertainment and brief presentations celebrating solar-powered KRUU-FM's 20-part statewide energy efficiency and sustainability series, funded by the community with a matching grant from the Iowa Power Fund's Office of Energy Independence. Heartfelt thanks to the community not only for making this series happen, but for making KRUU the Midwest's first solar-powered radio station and a vital part of Fairfield's do-it-yourself connect-the-dots inner outreach.
In the final segment, Dream Green series' co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore sum up what they've found in their journey of discovery across the state highlighting success stories, cutting edge communities and best practices in energy efficiency. They'll talk about where Iowa is at, what they've learned, and where they see the state heading, sustainability-wise.
Stuart and James have nearly completed their journey across Iowa, with only two programs left! Make sure to catch the final installments of Dream Green.
Dream Green will continue as an ongoing resource for schools, radio stations, businesses, and beyond here on our website, greeniowa.org.
This educational tool provides a comprehensive database of new and old technologies Iowans are using to power their lives.
A Look at MidAmerican Energy & Turbine Manufacturers Siemens and Clipper Windpower
This week “Dream Green” co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore are talking about the wind in the ‘sales’ of some of Iowa’s key players in the wind industry. Tune in online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at www.kruufm.com. (Rebroadcast Monday, October 3 at 7 a.m. Archives of series available at www.greeniowa.org.)
Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy is number one in the nation in ownership of wind-powered electric generation among rate-regulated utilities. Around 20 percent of the company’s electric generation capacity comes from renewable resources. When a new project involving 258 new wind turbines is completed in Iowa, over a quarter of the total capacity will come from wind. The project will add around 600 megawatts to MidAmerican Energy’s generation portfolio, enough to power an additional 190,000 homes.
"There hasn't been a road we've taken across the state on this whole series where we haven't driven past big long wind turbine blades being pulled by trucks," said co-host James Moore. "When you realize MidAmerican, a utility company servicing Iowa and working with Iowan manufacturing, is projecting a 25% ratio of wind in its portfolio by 2012, you get the picture of Iowa's leading role in this area. We have a great discussion with company spokesperson Tina Pothoff."
dreamgreen Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.
Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
[Rebro Monday, Oct 3 at 7am]
This week co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore speak with food advocate and educator Rich Pirog, who worked for 20 years at ISU's Leopold Center and this year took a position at Michigan State University, as well as Amana Society president John Peterson and Amana Farms manager John McGrath who give a walking tour of Amana Colonies' renewable methane digester.
Follow the journey across the state at www.greeniowa.org.
dreamgreen Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.
Thursday, September 22 at 7pm [Rebro Monday, Sept 26 at 7am]
Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore as they shine the Dream Green spotlight on Fairfield, Iowa with a visit to Ecovillage featuring a tour of Amy Greenfield and Troy Van Beek's sustainable home, and interviews with Mayor Ed Malloy, who was named by MSN.com to a nationwide list of 15 greenest U.S. mayors for the city's efforts on their go green initiative, and sustainability coordinator Scott Timm, who also works for the Iowa State University Extension Office.
Learn what great strides this entrepreneurial haven in the southeast corner of Iowa is making in terms of self-sufficiency and sustainability