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June 2017

Shirm/Stephenson Prairie Remnant Tour Sunday June 25 3:30 pm

June 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Shirm/Stepenson Prairie, 3067 Pleasant View Trail
Peru, IA 50222 United States
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Join us for a tour of a rare gem of a prairie remnant in Madison County, IA

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July 2017

Des Moines Sustainability Tour July 26

July 26, 2017 @ 1:50 pm - 5:10 pm
400 E Court Ave Des Moines, IA, 400 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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Green & Main, Des Moines, Indigo Dawn

Wednesday July 26 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm the Des Moines Citizens Sustainability TaskForce (which 1000 Friends of Iowa is part of), will host a Sustainability Tour in Des Moines Iowa. Among those attending the tour are: Des Moines City Council members, Mayor Cownie, Polk County Supervisors, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and others interested in a sustainable Des Moines. The tour will highlight existing projects within the city limits that were designed with sustainability in mind. Projects…

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October 2018

RDG Planning and Design – 2018 Design Residency

October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018
RDG Planning and Design, 301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 500309 United States
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JOIN US: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 - 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Welcome Ceremony WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 - 8:00 am – 9:45 am Introductory Panel Kick-off Design Residency with the vision, program structure and goals. Presenters provide an overview into climate resilience followed by a curated panel discussion. Confirmed participants include: • Eric Weiland, Advisor/Program Manager - FEMA • Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Environment and Sustainability Program - Drake University Law School 10:00 am –…

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20 Years – Taking a Stand for the Land – Annual Meeting and Celebration

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Center For Energy & Environmental Education, 8106 Jennings Drive Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar Falls, IA 50614 United States
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Join us October 27 for our 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting. From 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm, with our special guest Eric Giddens, Energy Program Manager for Community Energy and Climate Action at the UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education. We’ll also have a “walking workshop” led by the Tallgrass Prairie Center, a story telling panel sharing stories and insights from the past 20 years of 1000 Friends of Iowa and much more!  Registration is $35 per individual/$60 per couple…

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November 2018

Food Access in Your Neighborhood

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Community Center 1650 Garfield Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316, 1650 Garfield Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316 United States
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Whether it is the lack of a grocery store, farmers market, community gardens, or fresh, affordable, and healthy food – We need better access to food in all of our neighborhoods. We know with the impacts of climate change, the issue of food access will get even worse. Come help us give the City of Des Moines ideas on how to improve food access for ALL residents. Join us for a free dinner, activities for kids, some take-home ideas and…

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January 2019

Best Development Award Ceremony

January 22, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Iowa State Capitol Building First Floor Rotunda, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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Join us for a light lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. and an inspiring awards ceremony at 12 noon.

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September 2019

First Hearing City of Des Moines Proposed Zoning Code

September 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Des Moines City Council Chambers, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA United States
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Join us at the City Council Chambers on September 9 for the first public hearing on the proposed zoning code. This code is a complete overhaul of what the city had before. And though we like a lot of what is in it -- form-based code, an emphasis on walkable neighborhoods, reduction of minimum parking requirements, and updated solar regulations -- there are things we want to see changed. Specifically, it is important to remove any minimum house size requirements…

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Impact of Climate Policies Workshop with MIT researcher Travis Franck

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plymouth UCC Church 4126 Ingersol Ave Des Moines, IA 50312

An interactive Climate Action Workshop with Boston-area climate scientist Dr. Travis Franck will be Sunday, Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m. in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Congregational UCC, 42ndand Ingersoll. The workshop, sponsored by the Plymouth Creation Care & Justice Coalition, studies the effects of specific policies and tactics used to address climate change. Dr. Franck, a program director for Washington. D.C.-based Climate Interactive, employs En-ROADS Climate Solution Simulator, a model that calculates the impacts on the environment of various actions. En-ROADS, developed…

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November 2019

Taking a stand for the Land – 1000 Friends of Iowa Annual Meeting

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cherry Glen Learning Farm, 3989 NW 94th Ave.
Polk City, IA United States
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Join us for Taking a Stand for the Land – reviving the sponge! 1000 Friends of Iowa Annual Meeting When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Where: Cherry Glen Learning Center, 3989 NW 94th Ave, Polk City, IA 50226 What Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Register today! Join us for a day packed with information, old and new friends, great food and fun.  With a focus on soil restoration and watershed management, we’ll start the day with a tour of the Cherry Glen…

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January 2020

Best Development Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

January 21, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Iowa State Capitol Building First Floor Rotunda, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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Join us Tuesday, January 21 at the Iowa State Capitol Building for 1000 Friends of Iowa's Best Development Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. We will be located in the first floor rotunda. Join us in celebrating amazing projects from across Iowa that embody the principles of responsible land use, smart growth and sustainable development. We will be recognizing 13 projects in nine categories chosen by a panel of expert jurors. The projects are from across the state and are models of…

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