UNI’s Pat Higby at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education and Kevin Nordmeyer of the Iowa Energy Center are featured in Program 2 of the Dream Green Series

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2011

Media Contact: James Moore at (641) 233-1617


Pat Higby, energy educator at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE), will be featured on KRUU-FM this Thursday, June 9th at 7pm on www.kruufm.com. Also featured is Kevin Nordmeyer, executive director of the Iowa Energy Center and architect for the CEEE, Iowa’s first modern sustainable building built in 1992.


Listeners can join the team of Stuart Tanner & James Moore every Thursday at 7pm (rebroadcast Mondays at 7am), as they journey across the state in this “uniquely Iowan” 20-part radio series. Each week Tanner & Moore will be highlighting Iowa's green innovators, cutting edge projects, and communities leading the way in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency.


The series kicked off last Thursday with Des Moines sustainability leaders Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines, Lynnae Hentzen, former Executive Director, Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC), and Monica Stone, Policy and Communications Director, Office of Energy Independence (OEI).


The Dream Green series is funded in part by a community grant from the Iowa Power Fund and some 70 individuals, companies and organizations from the Fairfield area and around the state.


KRUU-FM is the Midwest’s first solar-powered radio station.  “But you don’t have to live in Fairfield to plug into this uniquely Iowan show,” explained James Moore, the station’s executive director, “Iowans across the state can “Listen Live” at KRUU’s website.” Archived programs are also available for download and rebroadcast at greeniowa.org.



Stuart Tanner is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on BBC, Channel 4, and National Geographic. He is co-chair of the Media & Communications Dept at Maharishi University of Management. James Moore is co-founder of KRUU and managing director since its inception in 2006. He serves on adjunct faculty at MUM teaching Radio & Web Broadcasting.


The series is being released under a creative commons license. City administrators, radio stations, schools, and organizations involved in energy efficiency and sustainable practices are being offered free use of the series.


KRUU became the Midwest's first solar-powered radio station on September 9, 2009. “A business on the forefront of sustainability,” wrote then Governor Chet Culver. “With this project, KRUU-LP is contributing to a greener, safer Iowa.”


KRUU features 80 locally-produced programs a week, broadcasting to the greater Fairfield area and streaming online at www.kruufm.com. The Dream Green website is www.iowagreen.org.