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Readlyn residents to fill out energy-use surveys at school Literacy Night Tuesday

February 27, 2012

Carol Yates, communications 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 – Readlyn residents can complete a survey on energy use at the elementary school's Literacy Night, Tuesday, Feb. 28, to help their community win an energy challenge against two other Iowa towns.

Readlyn and Fairbank are cooperating to get as many surveys filled out as possible by March 15. They are competing against Dike and Hudson in a year-long "Get Energized, Iowa!" challenge to see which community can reduce the most residential electric use. Residents can also download the survey from the Readlyn web site at

Louie Hartman, president, Readlyn Community Club, the community's guiding organization, said residents have been very responsive in filling out and returning surveys. "We got 45 surveys completed at our annual dinner. Some surveys were sent home with elementary students and more will be filled out at Literacy Night and other town events."

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

For more information, contact Louie Hartman at 319-239-3293, Taylor Anderson at 641-330-7214, Jason Franck at 319-961-5176 or visit