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Get Energized, Iowa! asks community members to take short survey

March 27, 2014

Carole Yates, program manager, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa, (319) 273-7599,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Organizers of the 2012 Get Energized, Iowa! competition to see which community could reduce their energy use the most, would like to hear from community members one more time. They are asking homeowners and renters in the four communities—Dike, Hudson, Readlyn and Fairbank—to take a short survey about the project. Participants who took the survey at the end of the project in 2012 are especially encouraged to take this follow-up survey. Project partners are the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) and Iowa Policy Project.

Community members can get the survey at several locations in their community. Return boxes for dropping off completed surveys will be available in their community as well. Residents can also take the survey online at

Carole Yates, program manager at UNI's CEEE and project coordinator, said Get Energized, Iowa! was highly successful. "Across all of the communities, participants reduced electric usage 4 percent and gas usage 10 percent. Those are very high numbers that show community members really wanted to save energy and to win."

For more information, contact Yates at 319-273-7599 or