The Sustainable Schools branch of the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program serves as a resource and catalyst for Iowa school districts to build a more energized and sustainable future. Sustainable Schools members serve as Sustainability Coordinators to different school districts throughout Iowa.  The AmeriCorps members work to reduce district-wide energy costs and assist teachers and staff in implementing environmental project-based learning initiatives.  School districts will be able to leverage these AmeriCorps members to save energy costs, as well as engage their students in more outdoor learning opportunities and lessons surrounding environmental sustainability.

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Success Stories

DAVIS COUNTY CSD

$16K

saved by diverting recyclable materials

$3,000

saved by diverting

food waste

$5,500

saved by engaging students in behavior-based energy efforts

WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK CSD

50+

educational activities conducted throughout the service term

Solar panel installation

through collaboration with HS Solar Club

"walking School Bus"

initiatives at elementary school

FooD waste 

audit assistance at middle school

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS &

DUBUQUE CSD

150+

education lessons taught

St. Columbkille Elementary honored with the

from the U.S. Department of Education

SOUTH TAMA COUNTY CSD

$17,600

rebate from

Alliant Energy

for LED upgrade

$2,800

Iowa DNR grant to plant 18 deciduous trees on campus

200

pounds of food waste decreased in 2 months by creating compost tumblers with Industrial Arts and FFA classes

paper recycling program

implemented throughout the district

DAVENPORT CSD

for the district's past and current sustainability efforts

from the U.S. Department of Education

for students and staff throughout the district

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UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education
University of Northern Iowa
CEEE 109
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293

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