Northeast Iowa Community College will be a regional leader for sustainability efforts through innovation, partnerships and education, in order to advance community vitality for years to come.
- Build Partnerships
- Education & Outreach
- Land Stewardship
- Waste Reduction
- Water Conservation
Peosta Child Development Center Solar Array
The Child Development Center at NICC’s Peosta Campus completed installation of a 104 Kilowatt solar array in 2017. This array was created with the hope of supplying the Child Development Center with 95% of its daily energy.
Lifetime kWh Production: 3,194,564 kWh and 2,210 Tons of CO2 emissions saved. This is equal to:
- 225,445 gallons of gasoline consumed
- 243,713,445 smartphones charged
- 2,214,455 pounds of coal burned
- 4,640 barrels of oil consumed
In the four years since its development, the solar array has also resulted in $60,000 of electricity savings for the college to date.
Calmar Campus Conservation Plan
The campus-wide sustainable conservation plan includes a native wildflower garden, butterfly garden, shelterbelt, rain garden, oak savannah and a short grass native prairie.Conservation Plan
Outdoor Learning Lab
The Outdoor Learning Lab offers multidisciplinary education and enjoyment of the outdoors.Outdoor Learning Lab
Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agricultural Foundation Net Zero Initiative
The Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation has committed to dialing in on carbon emissions generated on the farm with the goal of becoming net zero.Net Zero Initiative