2009-2010 Projects

During the 2009-2010 academic year, 27 graduate students assisted four Iowa communities in developing sustainability plans. These cities are Decorah, Anamosa, Wellman, and Columbus Junction. In Decorah, students worked closely with a citizens group, We Can Decorah, to promote energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly storm water drainage techniques. In Anamosa, students also worked with a citizen’s organization, Vision Anamosa, whose focus is on generating redevelopment concepts and plans for downtown Anamosa. In Wellman, students worked with the city manager and city council to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan for the community. In Columbus Junction, students worked with a local citizens group, Keep Columbus Beautiful, to coordinate a series of Earth Day 2010 events that attracted resident participation from throughout that community.

AnamosaVision Anamosa Working Together for the Future3.9 MB
Columbus JunctionThe Making of the 2010 Keep Columbus Beautiful Earth Day Celebration945.97 KB
DecorahDecorah WE CAN Final Report2.79 MB
WellmanWellman Sustainability Plan2.86 MB