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Fairbank residents earn local dollars by filling out energy use survey

February 21, 2012

Carole Yates, communication and grants coordinator, UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-273-7599,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Fairbank residents can earn five Fairbank Dollars when they fill out and return a survey on residential energy use at the American Legion Fish Fry, from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Fairbank Elementary School's Family Night.

The Fairbank Development Corporation (FDC) is sponsoring Fairbank's participation in the Get Energized, Iowa! community energy challenge to see which competing community reduces the most electrical use in 2012.

Fairbank is cooperating with Readlyn in a three-way challenge against Dike and Hudson. "Completing the highest percentage of surveys in a community is the first point of competition," said Jared Kane, FDC member.

FDC is working with Get Energized, Iowa! partners including the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE), Iowa Policy Project, Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative and Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.

Fairbank residents can also get a survey at city hall and return it to city hall or Northeast Security Bank to receive their Fairbank Dollars. The dollars are good in all local stores.

For more information, contact Jared Kane at Northeast Security Bank or Carole Yates, communication and grants coordinator, CEEE, at or 319-273-7599.