Climate Solutions for Iowa

The world's top climate scientists have told us that the time to act is short. Action taken, or not taken, in the next few years will have an impact on thousands of generations. This spring is the time to focus our students, faculty, alumni and community on feasible, ambitious and local solutions.

On Tuesday, April 7, University of Northern Iowa will be the state lead for a series of 52 university-hosted webinars focused on ambitious, but feasible, state and local solutions to help solve climate by 2030.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Local Time): Power Dialog Webinar
5:00 - 6:00 pm (Local Time): Community Discussion

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Use meeting code:  057352 


The Panelists

Jerry Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair Professor in Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented to him the 2016 Dixy Lee Ray Award “for outstanding achievement in environmental protection through improvements in technology, science, and policy”, and in 2019, the American Chemical Society bestowed the national Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science. Jerry has published over 200 research articles in peer-review publications and authored/edited/co-edited seven books. His research interests are in water sustainability, climate change, and phytoremediation

Kerri Johannsen is Energy Program Director with the Iowa Environmental Council. She leads the IEC energy team of policy, outreach, and legal staff to pursue a vision of 100% clean energy for the State of Iowa. Johannsen has over a decade of experience in energy policy, including serving as energy staff with the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee during development of the 2008 Farm Bill, administering the Iowa Power Fund for innovative clean energy projects, and working as an analyst and legislative liaison with the Iowa Utilities Board for six years. In 2018, she was awarded the State Partnership Award by the Iowa Community Action Association for her work on energy efficiency impacting low-income Iowans and named to the Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 of emerging clean energy leaders.

Alicia Rosburg is an Associate Professor of Economics and Provost's Fellow for Sustainability at the University of Northern Iowa. Alicia's research crosses over between agricultural economics, energy economics, and labor economics. The primary focus of her research has been on sustainability-related issues such as the economics of second generation biofuels, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable brewing. Her research has been published in a variety of academic journals including Journal of Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Economic Inquiry, BioEnergy Research, and Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. As the Provost's Fellow for Sustainability, she helps spearhead sustainability initiatives on campus, including sustainability-related curriculum and the university-wide Certificate in Sustainability.



Catherine Zeman
Professor, Health, Recreation & Community Services and Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center

Craig VanSandt
Associate Professor and David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics

Jonathan Chenoweth
Professor of Cello and Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


For more information or if you would like to be e-mailed a link to the recording, contact Craig VanSandt.


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