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Virtual Eco Family Conference connects families, environment

Eco Family Conference

Iowa families throughout the state are getting together — virtually — once a month through June for an Eco Family Conference from ISU Extension and Outreach. It’s an opportunity for families to improve the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and create community close to home. The online conference is part of a new extension initiative to help Iowans make conscious decisions about the environment. On the first Thursday of each month, a 90-minute webinar features a different speaker addressing a different environmental topic.

“We want to help Iowans think about environmental issues and practical action steps they can take in their own home and neighborhood,” said Kristi Cooper, one of the conference organizers.

This article appeared in February 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter