The New Fashion Police: Fashion as a point of conversation

For any group of students, there will be challenges and barriers to overcome as they pursue their tomorrow, but they also have the ability to make an impact for a better tomorrow. In my blog, The New Fashion Police: Fashion as Waste, I discussed my interest in starting or hosting a clothing closet or mini thrift store for the campus community to participate in and donate to. My first step was to engage with campus staff and community members to flesh out this idea.

The New Fashion Police: Fashion as waste

“Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life." - Bill Cunningham 

IWRC Environmental Intern, Kendall Lienemann's passion for fashion and experience with waste reduction efforts spurred her to explore her role in addressing the fashion waste issue in her college community. Follow her journey. 

NEWS RELEASE: Iowa Strategic Goals Program Workshop Spring 2023

Wouldn’t it be nice if regulators would provide hints and tips to help you better understand what is required of your business? Would you like the opportunity to meet with regulators and industry experts in a small setting where questions are welcome? Join us for an Iowa Strategic Goals Program workshop on "E-Manifest, RCRA Inspections, Air Dispersion Modeling, EO10, IRA & Environmental Justice"

How One Iowa Company Discovered Thousands of Dollars In Energy Savings

Energy efficiency is vital to Iowa’s energy management plan and it reduces the amount of energy consumed. For a business, that means a decrease in energy generated environmental impact and a significant reduction in business energy costs. The Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s (IWRC) Iowa Energy Efficiency Program for Rural Small Businesses is designed to assist small businesses seeking to reduce their energy consumption and improve their bottom line. 

Iowa Green Brewery Certification Celebrates Five Years

Five years ago this November, the idea for the Iowa Green Brewery Project (IGBC) had just begun developing. The Iowa Waste Reduction Center was looking to continue providing free environmental assistance to Iowa businesses, but on a more specific level. The craft beer industry was a natural fit. Resource intensive, rapidly expanding statewide, and industry interest in environmental stewardship, the IGBC started to gain traction.

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