Impeachment, Meatloaf and the climate emergency

Impeachment, Meatloaf and the climate emergency People walk down the Second Street in Coralville during the Great March for Climate Action on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The Iowa City rally, which began at New Pioneer Coop in Coralville and ended at Pedestrian Mall, was part of a national climate change walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. (Justin Wan/The Gazette-KCRG TV9) by Jonas Magram, guest columnist Many readers will remember 70s rocker Meatloaf’s legendary song, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” Though a lament about Continue reading →

Coalition Plans Major Climate Action Before Iowa Caucuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Samantha Kuhn at 847-682-2924 Contact: Steve Shivvers at 515-468-3923 Coalition plans major climate action before Iowa Caucuses Des Moines, Iowa – December 17, 2019 – A coalition of 38 environmental, civic, justice, and faith groups is organizing a Climate Crisis Parade two days before the Iowa Caucuses, challenging voters and the media to act with urgency on behalf of our climate. This event marks the first time these local, state, and national groups have worked together to spotlight the urgent need for all to act Continue reading →

Kat Taylor: Rural America can and should lead on climate

Kat Taylor Steyer wrote an op-ed piece for the Sioux Times regarding the issue of the Climate Crisis and the work her and husband have been doing on their ranch in Northern California.  She mentioned her tour of Birds and Bees Urban Farm with Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa’s fearless leaders, as part of her and her husband’s efforts to understand how climate change has affected Iowans and the particular environmental issues this region has been dealing with. The following is an excerpt Continue reading →

AOC Boosts Sanders’ Claim To ‘Climate Candidate’ Title In Iowa

Bird Dogs Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon were interviewed by Isabella Murray for the Iowa Starting Line website at Sanders’ Climate Summit with guest speaker Alexandria Oscario-Cortez. They discussed Bernie’s possible status as the new “Climate Candidate” and what he could do more on his campaign regarding climate change. The following is excerpt from the article: Kathy Byrnes, director of Birds & Bees Urban Farm in Des Moines, said she doesn’t yet know if Sanders can take the ‘climate candidate’ title. “If Bernie would bump Continue reading →

Bills Target Energy Pipeline Protesters

An article featuring our favorite agitator-in-chief, Ed Fallon, talking about the latest pipeline protest laws and how the labor unions are now worried about what these prospective laws mean for ALL protesters, including members of labor unions. Excerpt from Urban Milwaukee: Ed Fallon, a former Iowa legislator who now heads an environmental advocacy organization called Bold Iowa that focuses on combating climate change, says that his organization and the union have often found themselves on opposite sides where the pipeline project was concerned. The project, Continue reading →

Trump fiddles while the earth burns

Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, was a guest columnist for the Gazette and wrote an op-ed piece for their October 9 edition.  Miriam and her group have worked repeatedly with Bold Iowa and she is one of the Iowa Climate Defenders Five who will stand trial for trespassing on Hy-Vee property during a Trump fundraiser.  The op-ed piece she wrote discusses the climate strikers that the Grannies have been helping and how we cannot depend on our government (especially under this Continue reading →