2009-2010 Projects

During the 2009-2010 academic year, 27 graduate students assisted four Iowa communities in developing sustainability plans. These cities are Decorah, Anamosa, Wellman, and Columbus Junction. In Decorah, students worked closely with a citizens group, We Can Decorah, to promote energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly storm water drainage techniques. In Anamosa, students also worked with a citizen’s organization, Vision Anamosa, whose focus is on generating redevelopment concepts and plans for downtown Anamosa. In Wellman, students worked with the city manager and city council to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan for the community. In Columbus Junction, students worked with a local citizens group, Keep Columbus Beautiful, to coordinate a series of Earth Day 2010 events that attracted resident participation from throughout that community.