Each Environment Iowa campaign and project aims to protect our planet and our children from global warming a unique way. But they all share a common approach. Each campaign strives to:
Put the environment first. Global warming is an enormous threat. But it’s just one symptom of our unhealthy relationship to our environment. To meet the climate challenge, we must put the environment first. Through our research and public education, we’re working to shift more hearts and minds over to this point of view.
Take a strategic approach. We must think big and act boldly, but we recognize that progress comes one step at a time. Our focus is on making a difference in public policy and in our lives and our environment, not just making a statement.
Build on what works. We’ve won policies, actions and decisions that have resulted in reduced carbon pollution across the country. We know which policies work, how they can be improved, and what it takes to win their approval. As always, we’re also open to new ideas that work even better.
Work together. We work to unite people from all across the political spectrum around action on global warming, whether it’s drivers who want to go electric or small business owners who can benefit from smart climate action programs. Environment Iowa advocates in the state build coalitions that include doctors and nurses, religious leaders and educators, and people from all walks of life. Our organizers and canvassers engage hundreds of thousands of people. As a part of a national federation, our advocates in Washington, D.C., lobby members of Congress from both parties.