“Dream Green” Radio Series Visits Dubuque— Masterpiece on the Mississippi, a Standout in Sustainability

Interviews with Mayor Roy Buol & Sustainability Coordinator

Cori Burbach to Air on KRUU-FM on Thursday, July 21

 

Contact: James Moore,

KRUU-FM Station Manager

Phone: 641.233.1617

Email: james@kruufm.com

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Fairfield, IA, July 19, 2011—When it comes to sustainability, Iowa’s “Key City” is definitely a Masterpiece on the Mississippi. On Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m., solar-powered KRUU-FM highlights two of the visionaries who helped transform Dubuque into an award-winning, thriving model of sustainable excellence.

 

“Dubuque is one of the standout cities in Iowa when it comes to sustainability,” says “Dream Green” co-host Stuart Tanner. “Like many other cities in the Midwest, this city went into decline in the ’80s due to the loss of employment when big industries closed down. Building a sustainable city was a major part of the key strategy to diversify the economy, create green jobs, and attract new businesses. It’s great to see how this has paid off.”

 

Tune in online at www.kruufm.com as co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore explore the Sustainable Dubuque initiative, a three-part approach to environmental and ecological integrity, economic prosperity, and social and cultural vibrancy. Featured guests include Mayor Roy Buol and Sustainability Coordinator Cori Burbach with walking tours of the LEED-restored Roshek Building and Historic Millwork District.

 

“Dubuque is Iowa's oldest city, but it is also one of the state's brightest examples of what's possible when city planning is guided by a comprehensive vision and actively embraced by all sectors of the community,” says co-host James Moore. “The day we visited, the local newspaper headlines read: ‘City On Its Way to Reducing Greenhouse Gases by 50%.’ Later that day, we found out Dubuque had been awarded the Governor's 2011 Environmental Excellence Award. On this week’s show, you’ll learn how Dubuque’s balanced and inclusive approach to sustainability is setting a new standard.”

 

NEXT WEEK: “Dream Green” co-hosts Tanner and Moore visit Bob Haug, director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities which represents more than 550 municipal electric, gas, water and telecommunication utilities statewide; and Ames-based PowerFilm Inc, cutting-edge manufacturer of flexible solar-cell technology, for a walking tour with CEO, Dr. Frank Jeffrey and president and COO, Tim Neugent.

 

The “Dream Green” series streams online at www.kruufm.com and is rebroadcast Mondays at 7 a.m. Follow the journey of discovery across the state at www.greeniowa.org, where you can download audio files and get transcripts of the shows.

 

About:

 

Funded by a partial grant from the Iowa Power Fund and nearly 70 individuals, businesses and organizations, the “Dream Green” 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.

 

Dream Green is produced by the popular hosts of KRUU-FM’s Tanner & Moore, Stuart Tanner and James Moore, with the creative guidance of Maharishi University of Management faculty.

 

Stuart Tanner is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on BBC, Channel 4, and National Geographic. He is former co-chair of the Media & Communications Dept at Maharishi University of Management.

 

James Moore is co-founder and executive director of KRUU since its inception in 2006. A published poet and gifted musician, he serves on adjunct faculty at MUM where he teaches Radio & Web Broadcasting.

 

KRUU-LP 100.1 FM 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.” Features 80 locally produced weekly programs broadcasting to the greater Fairfield area and streaming online at www.kruufm.com.

http://www.greeniowa.org/

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