Virtual Eco Family Conference Connects Families

AMES, Iowa – Iowans can beat the winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“With this program, families meet virtually once a month with instructors and other families to share ideas and experiences, strengthen connections with others and learn how to save money and the environment,” Cooper said.

The four remaining sessions will cover the following topics:

  • March 7 – Energy
  • April 4 – Stuff
  • May 2 – Food
  • June 6 - Neighbors

“With a virtual conference, people can get connected to others with similar interests without adding to their carbon footprint by driving to an event. Also, this is a way for people to create community close to where they live if they choose. They can invite their family, neighbors and friends to view the webinar together in their home,” Cooper said.

Families can register for all four sessions for $70, or register for individual sessions at $15 per session. To register, visit