Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
How Iowans are helping monarchs

How Iowans are helping monarchs

As you spend time outdoors in the warmer months, you may have noticed fewer monarch butterflies over the years. Unfortunately, the monarch butterfly population has experienced an 80 percent decline in the past 20 years due in part to the loss of milkweed habitat – which is the only food source for the monarch caterpillar. Several of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are looking at ways to establish pollinator and monarch habitat on their properties and rights of way.

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Do skylights bring sky-high energy bills?

Do skylights bring sky-high energy bills?

Skylights can bring a little of the outside world indoors and make your living space more livable – when they are installed correctly. But they can also impact your energy bills and comfort level, so you’re taking the right steps by doing some research ahead of time. 

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The power in preparation

The power in preparation

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all of us to prepare for emergencies. But most of us do better when we prepare for the routine, the extraordinary and the unexpected. For electric cooperatives in Iowa, preparation plays a huge role in ensuring that our members have the electricity they need as soon as they flip a light switch or start an appliance. 

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Energy-Saving
Tip of the Week

Energy-Saving | Tip of the Week

Turn off the exhaust!

Turn off kitchen, bath and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you’re done cooking or bathing. When replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models!

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Co-op Cooks:
Recipe of the Week

Co-op Cooks: | Recipe of the Week

Cabbage Stew

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Editor's Choice Contest

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The Cuisinart® Green Gourmet 14-inch Electric Skillet is a powerful, environmentally friendly electric skillet! 

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