It’s a good feeling when our work in Northeast Iowa mirrors that of the national scene. Take, for example, this excellent article from Planning magazine about walkability in rural America. What’s most notable to us is that the article echoes so many of the findings of the long-range transportation plan we recently completed for our region, Safe Mobility for Everyone. Continue reading
Back in Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) March 2019 Newsletter, we shared with you an article about Jes Wegner, Gundersen Lutheran Community Health Coordinator. Continue reading
Luther College has been named one of the most sustainable schools in the nation.
Luther received a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. AASHE also ranked Luther in the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the U.S. in their “2019 Sustainable Campus Index” report. Continue reading
Originally published by Hannah Grosspietsch, Practical Farmers of Iowa. Both farms mentioned in the article are part of the NE Iowa Food and Farm Network. Continue reading
From news reports
IFU Receives Funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Strengthen Relationships between Children and Local Food Continue reading
A four-person video production crew came to Oelwein to shoot a video to be used for FoodCorps service member recruitment next year. They recorded lessons, one-on-one’s in the garden, cafeteria programming, and had interviews with teachers, students, Emma, and Barb. Continue reading