Entries by COSC Staff

Prepare Now For Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive pest that is wreaking havoc on Iowa and much of the country. EAB has already been found in six Iowa communities leaving many homeowners wondering if their town will be next. Are you prepared for EAB in your community? A metallic green beetle, EAB is a native […]

Good Question: Community Sustainability Planning

Do you know of any grants that can be used by a city to create a sustainability plan? And, do you have information for a city regarding sustainable wastewater treatment plants? COSC’s Reply… Iowa Economic Development Authority is an excellent resource. Are you familiar with their Community Block Grants? IEDA’s Community Block Grant for public […]

Welcome Home Des Moines: Start Going Green

  Welcome Home Des Moines Home Trends | February/March 2014 By Tracy Dickinson Despite the trend toward green products and environmental friendliness, many consumers still shy away from the green movement. Maybe you feel it’s too expensive or only for the granola and Birkenstock crowd. Or maybe you just don’t know where to begin. Welcome Home […]