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Cedar Valley Green Drinks

Welcome everyone! This is the bulletin board for Green Drinks Cedar Valley where dates and locations will be posted. We plan on having a get-together the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm. 

The purpose of this organization is to get people together who are like-minded to talk about community/world issues involving the environment we live in. This applies to anyone! Typically, we will have a special guest every session to kickstart conversation. Hope to see you all soon!  

 

Next Meeting: Thursday December 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Venue: The Octopus on College Hill

Guest: Ashley Kittle with the Tallgrass Prairie Center will be joining us for December Green Drinks to discuss their Prairie on Farms program. Ashley has been working with farmers and landowners in the surrounding area to incorporate prairie strips into their fields. These strips provide a number of benefits including preventing soil erosion, providing wildlife habit, reducing nutrient runoff and many more. Please visit the link for more information check out: http://www.tallgrassprairiecenter.org/prairie-farms

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Previous Guest Speakers:

November: Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a community service program that help residents become more green through home energy audits and weatherizations as well as green outreach and education. Visit http://www.greeniowaamericorps.org/

October: Ed Gruenwald, Director at Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Check out https://www.hartmanreserve.org/ to keep up to date on programs, events, and the renovation project.

September: Social time!

August: Pete Olson from Cedar Falls Utilities.  For information about CFU's Simple Solar program check out http://www.cfu.net/save-energy/simple-solar.aspx

July: Rachel Cowell and Eileen Tucker of NextGen Climate.  The main goal of this organization is to bring climate change to the forefront of American politics by demanding clean energy solutions from candidates in Iowa. https://nextgenclimate.org/

June: Lori Eberhard with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Park Ranger at George Wyth State Park.  Further information on Georgy Wyth can be found at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Destinations/StateParksRecAreas/IowasStateParks/ParkDetails.aspx?ParkID=610125&idAdminBoundary=182

May: Kristine Beenken from Cedar Valley Bicycle Collective! The CVBC is a fantastic non-profit organization that provides all things biking to the Cedar Valley community. For further information: http://www.cvbikecollective.org/

April: Maudena Kroeger from Norwex http://www.norwex.biz/pws/dejapeterson/tabs/home.aspx If there are any products you are interested in please contact Maudena directly at mkroeger@cfu.net. Thank you for your support of green products that can benefit yourself, your family, and the community.

March: Lindsay Kaiser from Kaiser Farms http://www.kaiserfarmfresh.com/ Please check them out for Community Supported Agriculture and how it can can impact your life.

February: Tom Wickersham of the Cedar Falls Food Coop http://cedarfallsfoodcoop.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CedarFalls.Coop See what you can do to help support a local Coop.

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Contact:

Shane Wulf at wulfsa11@gmail.com

Josh Balk at chaulus@msn.com   

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