Green Iowa AmeriCorps helps make Iowans more energy efficient through low-impact home weatherization, energy education, and community outreach. GIA is headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and maintains seven sites throughout Iowa.
ENERGY & COMMUNITY AMERICORPS - We're helping Iowans become more energy efficient through residential weatherization, energy education, and community outreach services. Green Iowa AmeriCorps 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.
SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS AMERICORPS - We are a resource and catalyst for Iowa school districts to build a more energized and sustainable future. Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps works to reduce district-wide energy costs and assist teachers and staff in implementing environmental project-based learning initiatives. We hope to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers by giving them the hands-on education and experience needed to promote a more sustainable community. Members have access to free trainings, hands on skill development, and extensive community engagement.
LAND & WATER STEWARDS AMERICORPS - We are a group of like-minded people who are passionate about sharing Iowa's native beauty with generations past, present, and future. Land and Water Stewards AmeriCorps is a state-wide program dedicated to restoration and conservation of Iowa's native habitats and natural resources. We are focused on conserving and restoring Iowa's lost ecosystems and water quality. Contact us with any projects or areas you think need some TLC!