Iowa Office of Energy Independence

Overview The Office of Energy Independence (OEI) sets the strategic direction for Iowa’s clean energy future by identifying goals to achieve desired results. The office will align state government efforts for achieving energy independence through partnerships with business and industry, community leaders, government and public agencies, and other stakeholders. Involvement with Green & Main The […]

Growing Green Communities

Overview Growing Green Communities is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the way we develop land, manage water and create connectivity within communities. We are dedicated to facilitating education and awareness of conservation design, watershed protection and residential environmental stewardship. Involvement with Green & Main Growing Green Communities is donating $25,000 to Green […]

USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service

Overview The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. We provide resource management planning and technical assistance for conservation practice application on the land. Involvement with Green & Main We provided technical review of the stormwater management practices design and […]

Iowa Waste Exchange

Overview The Iowa Waste Exchange is one of the nation’s premier waste exchange programs. The program is non-regulatory, confidential and provided at no cost to Iowa’s businesses, municipalities, organizations and individuals. Involvement with Green & Main The Iowa Waste Exchange provides education, technical assistance, market resources, end markets for construction and demolition materials, success stories […]

Iowa League of Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.

Overview The Iowa League of RC&Ds links individual RC&D Councils, informs the public about RC&D activities, advocates for public policy positions related to resource conservation development issues and provides services to member councils. Involvement with Green & Main The Iowa League of RC&Ds obtained funding from the Iowa Legislature for the program Natural Resource Based […]

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Overview The Iowa Department of Natural Resources serves an important mission for our state:  To conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and to ensure a legacy for future generations. Involvement with Green & Main Green & Main developer Indigo Dawn submitted […]

Center on Sustainable Communities

Overview Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 2005 that serves as Iowa’s trusted educational resource for sustainable building. As the recognized leader in providing education and connecting resources, COSC empowers individuals and communities to make everyday decisions that promote sustainability, resulting in a better quality of life for all […]

City of Des Moines

Overview The City of Des Moines has pledged to be a leader in setting policies and practicing service delivery innovations that promote environmental sustainability. This organizational goal is to be achieved by promoting and demonstrating the best possible practices and working with the community to support adaptive reuse of buildings, energy efficiency and green design […]