What We Do

Through public presentations, workshops, media coverage, meetings and engagement with local residents, we work to empower Iowans by offering the information and tools they need to further the mission of 1000 Friends of Iowa.

We work to engage Iowans through grassroots organizing; and providing information, assisting with research, and providing tools for everyday Iowans to become involved in local  and statewide land use issues.

We strive to effect local, state, and federal public policy by monitoring legislation, encouraging Iowans to act when an important issue arises, and educating policymakers about the economic, social, and environmental benefits of responsible land use.

1000 Friends of Iowa is focused on responsible land use and has four main areas of focus:

  1. Protecting Our Soil, Water,  Farms and Natural Areas
  2. Smarter, Equitable Transportation
  3. Climate Change & Renewable Energy
  4. Sustainable, Regenerative, and Equitable Communities & the Built Environment
  5. Best Development Awards

We also have an annual Best Development Awards Program that recognizes Iowans who are doing exciting, sustainable projects, in twelve categories, across the state.

People United for Responsible Land Use