Keeping it local

   A conference this week in Iowa City will address energy options, the impact of local food production and other health and environmental issues.

   “Keep it Small Keep it All: Cultivating the Bioeconomy at the Local Scale” will be 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City.

   The conference is free and open to the public. If you would like to eat an Iowa grown lunch and receive conference materials, there is a $30 registration fee.

   The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) is hosting the conference, which will address health and environmental issues as the Midwest embraces the bioeconomy by highlighting individuals, organizations, and communities that promote health and environment at a small and decentralized scale.

Speakers will:

  • Address local energy options from small fuel production to electrical generation
  • Look at the economic, health, and environmental impact of local food production and distribution systems.
  • Present policies that promote and hinder small scale efficiencies.

More information is at: http://www.cheec.uiowa.edu/bio_conf/brochure.pdf

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