Gina Bell, Sustainability Coordinator
March 4, 2021 – For Immediate Release
Green Iowa Celebrates AmeriCorps Week
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- AmeriCorps Week 2021 (March 6-13, 2021) is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Energy and Community members donate over 50,000 service hours annually to fulfill the goal to help Iowans become more energy efficient by offering free residential audits and weatherization, energy and environmental education, and community outreach services. Weatherization can save a single homeowner $50-$350 annually, generating a total program savings of nearly $75,000 across Iowa annually.
The City of Dubuque Sustainability Office hosts a Green Iowa AmeriCorps Energy and Community Team, made up of five team members who coordinate audits, outreach, education, and logistics. The team partners with Dubuque Area Solid Waste Agency sponsored Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps members and both teams work together to support our local community in waste reduction and energy efficiency. They provide audit and weatherization services throughout Dubuque County and beyond.
To celebrate AmeriCorps Week, the Green Iowa Dubuque teams will be hosting a Fix It Workshop on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Key City Creative Center (KCCC). The team will also relaunch Green Drinks on Tuesday. March 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. More information about both events can be found on Green Dubuque’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/greendubuque) or by calling. The team will finish out the week-long celebration with a local trash pickup as well as their regular volunteer services at Convivium Urban Farmstead and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.
All events and services are free to the public through a series of grants and fundraising efforts. If you would like an energy audit or want to connect with our team and live in one of the counties listed above, please contact Green Iowa AmeriCorps Dubuque at 608-618-3744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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