Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Offering energy and environmental services to Iowa communities

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Green Iowa AmeriCorpsGreen Iowa AmeriCorps is Iowa's leader in boots-on-the-ground energy and environmental services. GIA is headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and maintains 20 sites throughout Iowa. 


APPLY NOW to serve with our Environmental National Service Program!

Summer Stewards Flyer

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is currently hiring Summer Stewards!

The program is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for a 3-month service experience in our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of our new and existing programs sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city officials, nonprofit leaders, and school districts and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other!

Our program hopes to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers through a combination of service work, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members can build leadership abilities through specific coordinator roles, which will allow each member to contribute their own unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, hands-on skill development, and extensive community engagement. Our mission is empowering Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements through direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement.

Please apply by visiting our website:
Applicants should send a copy of their resume and three professional references to



  • ENERGY & COMMUNITY - The Energy & Community branch helps Iowans become more energy efficient through residential weatherization, energy education, and community outreach services. Energy & Community uses a team-based approach to provide residential weatherization services as well as energy education and energy-related community outreach efforts. As of 2016, all labor and materials are free to any individuals who qualify for a home weatherization after testing for too much air infiltration during a Home Energy Audit.  Download the position description for Energy & Community HEREEnergy & Community on Facebook

  • SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS - The Sustainable Schools branch 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 and work to reduce district-wide energy costs and assist teachers and staff in implementing environmental project-based learning initiatives.  Download the position description for Sustainable Schools HERESustainable Schools on Facebook

  • LAND & WATER STEWARDS - The Land and Water Stewards branch is dedicated to restoration and conservation of Iowa's native habitats and natural resources. Members are focused on conserving and restoring Iowa's lost ecosystems and water quality. Download the position description for Land & Water Stewards HERE.Land & Water Stewards on Facebook




Green Iowa Partners

  • Ashley Craft
    Ashley Craft
    Green Iowa AmeriCorps Program Director

    Ashley is program director of the CEEE's flagship AmeriCorps program, Green Iowa AmeriCorps. The program operates in 20+ locations throughout the state and provides Iowans with the tools to become more energy efficient and environmentally conscious.

    AT THE CEEE: Green Iowa AmeriCorps
    ON FACEBOOK: Energy & Community / Sustainable Schools / Land & Water Stewards
    ON INSTAGRAM: Energy & Community / Sustainable Schools / Land & Water Stewards

  • Carmen Finken
    Carmen Finken
    Green Iowa AmeriCorps Program Manager

    Carmen oversees the Sustainable Schools branch of Green Iowa AmeriCorps and helps to recruit new members and host sites to the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program.

    AT THE CEEE: Green Iowa AmeriCorps
    ON FACEBOOK: Sustainable Schools
    ON INSTAGRAM: Sustainable Schools / (319) 273-7194
  • Leah Baethke LWS PM
    Leah Baethke
    Green Iowa AmeriCorps Program Manager

    Leah oversees the Land & Water Stewards branch of Green Iowa AmeriCorps and helps to recruit new members and host sites to the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. / (319) 273-7194
  • Shawn Fluckey E&C PM
    Shawn Fluckey
    Green Iowa AmeriCorps Program Manager

    Shawn oversees the Energy & Community branch of Green Iowa AmeriCorps and helps to recruit new members and host sites to the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. / (319) 273-7273
  • Brandy Case Haub Member Support
    Brandy Case Haub
    Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Support Coordinator

    Brandy serves as the Member Support Coordinator for Green Iowa AmeriCorps, ensuring that our National Service members are engaged in a successful and meaningful service term.

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