USGBC Iowa participates in Des Moines Earth Day tour | U.S. Green Building Council
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USGBC Iowa celebrated Earth Day by taking part in the Des Moines interactive tour.

On April 22—Earth Day—USGBC Iowa participated in the city of Des Moines Downtown Earth Day Tour, an opportunity for the public and environmentally conscious organizations to gather for a fun and educational experience.

The tour ran through the Science Center downtown, the Botanical Gardens, and the River Hub, where all three offer free admission and encourage people to walk or bike between each site. A number of organizations offered interactive exhibits to teach kids about the weather, hydroelectricity and beehives, to name just a few.



Rachel Larson and Jacob Serfling, volunteer leaders in Iowa, represented USGBC Iowa for its second appearance on the tour.  Siemens provided miniature wind turbine educational kits to a steady stream of families, explaining the renewable energy source and how it relates to sustainable communities.

“A lot of the kids were interested in learning more about how the giant windmills they see provide power to our communities,” Serfling said. “They had so many great questions about how they worked!”

Serfling said he hoped visitors to the Earth Day Tour and the USGBC Iowa booth would appreciate learning about the good things happening in Iowa, not just with renewable energy, but also with the sustainable design community and how it benefits their families.

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