About Good Neighbor Iowa
Good Neighbor Iowa is managed by University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). Community engagement is a strategic priority of the University of Northern Iowa. Good Neighbor Iowa was planned, designed and developed by students of the University of Northern Iowa’s Spring 2017 Interactive Digital Studies Practicum, in collaboration with the UNI Conservation Corps.
UNI Conservation Corps consists of teams of students and faculty working with community leaders to research, analyze, plan, design and implement science-driven knowledge in the context of community environmental conservation in Iowa. The program is managed by CEEE staff.
UNI Conservation Corps has two broad goals:
- Elevate the role of science and it’s public value in the educational experience of UNI students.
- Cultivate and support a culture of acting on what we already know through science.
The Center for Energy & Environmental Education at UNI strives to empower Iowans with the knowledge, experiences, tools, and inspiration to create a sustainable, desirable future. The CEEE works with community leaders across Iowa on energy conservation & renewable energy education, strengthening the local food economy, and involving UNI students in community environmental conservation.
Tallgrass Prairie Center
Midwest Pesticide Action Center
Pesticide Action Network of North America
New Pioneer Food Co-op
Living Lands and Waters
City of Dubuque
Plant. Grow. Fly. – Blank Park Zoo
Interactive Digital Studies 2017 Practicum Class
In Spring 2017, eighteen students in UNI’s Interactive Digital Studies Practicum class worked with Kamyar Enshayan, the Director of the CEEE, and members of the Conservation Corps, to build the Good Neighbor Iowa campaign.