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Sustainable Colleges: On the Thursday, March 26 edition of The Iowa Journal

March 24, 2009

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s edition of The Iowa Journal will examine what institutions of higher learning are doing to improve their sustainable efforts. This episode will air Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television. It will be rebroadcast on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV. The program, as well as additional interviews and information, will also be available online at Iptv.org.

This week, The Iowa Journal will feature schools that are going beyond recycling white paper and shutting off the lights to save money. The episode will explore how Wartburg College in Waverly, and Luther College in Decorah, have taken their rivalry to the energy conservation wars. The program will also visit Central College in Pella to look at its LEED-approved construction and learn more about the global sustainability component the school added to its core curriculum.

In the studio to discuss these issues will be Jerry Kelley, mayor of Indianola and executive assistant to the president of Simpson; Kathryn Lisk, a junior at Simpson College from Boulder, Colorado, who is heavily involved with Simpson's sustainability efforts; and Kevin Nordmeyer, director of the Iowa Energy Center.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146.


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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 1.4 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak.

For immediate release:
March 24, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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