By Dina Haveric, Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Pollination is an essential ecological service, playing a critical role in the functioning of our entire ecosystem. In the United States alone, pollination of agricultural crops is valued at 10 billion dollars annually as nearly 80% of food-producing crops depend on pollinators. In addition to agricultural and economicContinue reading “What in Pollination?!”
By Dina Haveric, Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member The power of trees reaches far beyond the charm they provide to the natural landscape. Trees absorb pollutants, reduce energy costs, provide oxygen, mitigate soil erosion, and provide a plethora of social, economic, and environmental benefits. Maximizing your tree’s benefits will require some work however. Regular upkeep andContinue reading “Continued Care for Tree Health”
By Dina Haveric, Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member An ecological or environmental footprint can be defined by the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources. As growing populations drive up emissions and increase the consumption of natural resources, it becomesContinue reading “How to Lower Your Environmental Impact: A Guide”
Green Iowa AmeriCorps By Dina Haveric Green Iowa AmeriCorps, founded in 2009, is a state-wide community service program operating out of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education. GIA members are partnered with host sites to serve Iowa communities through one of three branches: Energy and Community; Sustainable Schools; and LandContinue reading “Green Iowa AmeriCorps”
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