Our Mission

“To empower Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements by engaging our AmeriCorps members in direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement.”

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

Green Iowa Americorps is committed to fostering an inclusive, diversity, and equitable culture and are striving to include these practices within our organization and work across Iowa. We believe embracing diversity creates lasting impacts on communities, where people are valued for who they are and their own unique experiences. 

 

It is vital to our mission to foster a culture where our service members and community partners feel valued, supported, and included in every aspect of service. We commit to using these practices in our passion for environmental stewardship.

 

Our goal is to have an ever-changing, living DEI statement. We seek to provide opportunities for every person, regardless of sex, race, creed, orientation, age, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital components in the everyday life of GIA and are critical to achieving the real impacts we desire in our communities.

Diversity

of People & Perspectives

Equity

in Policy, Practice & Position

Inclusion

via Power, Voice & Organizational Culture

OBJECTIVES

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1

Provide residential energy efficiency services for populations most vulnerable to financial burdens created by high utility bills and poor quality housing

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2

Enhance and promote existing environmental efforts in communities and school districts across Iowa

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3

Create opportunities for students and community members to learn and build relationships with the environment and Iowa's natural habitat through educational programs and service learning

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4

Provide professional development experiences that are rewarding and impactful for members and volunteers

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5

Implement mitigation practices to address water quality and quantity issues in both urban and rural settings

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6

Work collaboratively with key partners across the state of Iowa to magnify the impact of environmental stewardship efforts