The Fallon Forum
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March 1–November 1 – Great March for Climate Action (America)
A growing group of marchers are walking the 3,000-mile path across the country, from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC to demand action on climate change. To get involved, call (855) 35-MARCH or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. – Des Moines – Des Moines Onstage, located at 2124 Grand Avenue (next to American Red Cross), recently added a 22.6 kilowatt solar generating facility. Scheduled speakers include Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, Maria Filippone of Des Moines Onstage, Randy Skeie of EcoWise Power, Karmen Wilhelm of Van Meter Inc., Todd Miller of CB Solar, and Steve Falck of the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
Friday, June 20, 12:30 p.m. – University of Iowa, Iowa City – The University of Iowa opened its solar electric vehicle charging station in 2011 outside the Madison Street Services Building, 640 South Madison Street. It generates at estimated 70,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. Speakers include Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Liz Christiansen, Director of the Office of Sustainability.
Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. – Cedar Falls – This event will showcase a private residential solar system, installed in 2012, at 1902 West 12th Street. The system generated 2,329 kilowatt-hours of electricity in its first year of operation. In addition to providing electricity for the home it also charges the batteries of a Chevy Volt. Learn more about using solar power for transportation during your visit. For more information, contact Kamyar Enshayan at 319-273-7575 or Pat Higby at 319-273-6012.
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. – Cedar Rapids – The IBEW Local 405, located at 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, installed an 11.1 kilowatt facility that has generated 6,280 kWh since the start of 2014. Speakers include Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, Rich Good of the IBEW Local 405, Tyler Olson of Paulson Electric, Stan Pfoff of Nelson Electric, Emy Sautter of Prairiewoods, and Renate Bernstein, a homeowner with solar electric and solar hot water systems at her home.
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. – Decorah – Guided tour of solar installations and the wind turbine at Luther College in a Luther College van departing from the Decorah Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market is located next to the Post Office and not far from Decorah City Hall. For details, contact Jim Martin-Schramm and Stratis Giannakourus at Luther College.
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. – Independence – There will be a solar open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the home of Joe Olsen, 2003 206th Street, just northeast of Independence, which has a 5.4 kilowatt solar system. Earlier in the day advocates and vendors will be at the Independence Farmers’ Market, starting at 8 a.m., with a solar information booth.
Saturday, June 21 – 2:00 p.m. – Marshalltown – The Marshalltown Public Library, located at 105 W. Boone Street, installed a 15.7 kilowatt system in 2009 that has generated nearly 100,000 kilowatt-hours in just over 5 years of operation. Speakers will include Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids. The meeting will take place in the large community room.
June 22-24 - Citizens Climate Lobby National Conference (Washington, DC)
Register now for this event here.
Solar Works for Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Saturday, June 21, at 11:00 a.m. – Iowa Climate Advocates and others will be hosting a “Solar Works for Iowa” event on Saturday, June 21, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, at the IBEW Local 405, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, in Cedar Rapids. This is an opportunity to learn more about the solar panels at the IBEW, to hear from vendors and customers of solar systems, and to learn about the state’s expanded new solar energy tax credits. This event is free and open to the public. Other events will be held June 20-21 around the state including Des Moines, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Cedar Falls, Independence, Fairfield, Decorah, and other communities. For more details, visit www.iowaclimateadvocates.org.
Meet Jack Hatch And Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Saturday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Governor O’Malley and Jack Hatch will appear at the home of Steve and Bonnie Sovern, Water Tower Place, 900 2nd St. SE, Unit 506, in Cedar Rapids. This is a fundraising event and contributions of $25 or more are encouraged. To RSVP, please contact Rachel Stolba at (319) 533-5702 or by email at Rachel.Stolba@jackhatch.com.
“Inequality For All” Showing Monday, June 23, at 6:00 p.m. – The organization, RESULTS, will be showing the film, “Inequality for All,” at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2424 42nd Street NE, in Cedar Rapids (across from Kennedy High School), on Monday, June 23, at 6:00 p.m. The film features Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary for the Clinton Administration. This event is free and open to the public.
Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser, Tuesday, July 15 – Please mark your calendars now for my annual ice cream social and fundraiser. It will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at the Lagoon Pavilion at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids. Further details about this event will be announced in the future.