Growing the economy by going green (5/19/09, Cedar Falls, IA)

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Kelly Fuller

May 14, 2009, 4:23:46 PM5/14/09

How do we grow the economy and still protect the environment? Through a new clean economy that provides good jobs at middle-class wages. Plains Justice is working for that clean economy and is pleased to announce an upcoming event in Cedar Falls, IA.


“Climate Change and Going Green: Where are we in the Cedar Valley?”

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Area Education Agency 267, Conference Room A

3712 Cedar Heights Drive

Cedar Falls, Iowa

This League of Women Voters event will present three speakers:

  1. Lee Clancey, former Mayor of Cedar Rapids and Clean Energy Organizer, Community Energy Solutions
  2. Steve Dust, President, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance
  3. Dr. William Stigliani, Professor, University of Northern Iowa and Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Energy and Environmental Education

Dr. William Stigliani will give a broad overview of the challenges posed by environmental degradation and resource depletion. Lee Clancey will discuss green jobs, an economic engine of both today and tomorrow. Steve Dust will describe the new green Tech Works project that positions the Cedar Valley to become a bioeconomy hub.

While it’s well known that Iowa is a national leader in creating green jobs that pay good middle-class wages, few realize that the Cedar Valley is poised to become a major player in Iowa’s new clean economy.

For more information, contact Jeri Thornsberry of the League of Women Voters, (319) 235-0704.
Kelly Fuller
Communications Director
Plains Justice
P.O. Box 251
Vermillion, SD  57069
Plains Justice serves northern plains communities from offices in Cedar Rapids, IA and Vermillion, SD.
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