Indianola groups to participate in Climate Crisis Parade

Indianola Advocate Excerpt:  The Indianola Green Team plans to participate in the Climate Crisis Parade on Saturday, Feb. 1, at noon in Des Moines. The group will join more than 70 organizations who will meet at Cowles Commons at 4th and Locust parading to the Iowa Events Center. This is a record number of sponsors for any Iowa action, at least since Iowans marched in solidarity with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement more than 50 years ago.  Continue reading →

Des Moines protest: Climate Change Activists March through Des Moines

The Des Moines Register Excerpt: Hundreds of climate activists filled portions of downtown Des Moines on Saturday to address what they believe is a lack of media coverage of climate issues. ******* Link to original article: By Danielle Gehr, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2020 Excerpt: Hundreds of climate activists filled portions of downtown Des Moines on Saturday to address what they believe is a lack of media coverage of climate issues. The “Climate Crisis Parade” began on Locust Street between Fifth and Fourth Continue reading →

Warren presents ambitious plans to voters in rapidly changing small-town Iowa

Bold Iowa bird dogs, Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon, were mentioned in an article in People’s World on Friday January 17th, after attending Warren’s Town Hall in Marshalltown. They were both asked who they will support in the Iowa Caucus and the following is an excerpt from that arrticle: Attending the rally were Kathy Burns and Ed Fallon of the environmental group Bold Iowa. Burns and Fallon, a former lawmaker and host of the Fallon Forum, have committed to Tom Steyer, who they think has Continue reading →

Tom Steyer

******* Monday, January 13, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Bold Iowa supporter and long-time climate activist, Channing Dutton, hosted a meet-and-greet event for Tom Steyer at his house. Climate bird dogs Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon attended, along with about 75 other people. See video below to see Kathy ask Steyer a question about farmers and the Climate Crisis: Steyer talks about farmers and climate At a house party for Tom Steyer, hosted by Carla and Channing Dutton, Kathy Byrnes 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 →

Climate Refugee Penguins Cut Down by Fossil Fuel Reaper

With the recent collapse of the second largest Emperor Penguin colony, Bold Iowa’s Climate Refugee Penguins greeted presidential candidates at the entrance to the Polk County Steak Fry with a poignant message about the tragedy of extinction in the New Climate Era. Penguins danced to R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” as the Fossil Fuel Reaper cut them down one by one with his sickle. The Reaper then began to take out humans, with the message that climate change threatens all of us with extinction.

Letter to Greta Thunberg

Dear Greta — I write to invite you to visit Iowa, where the presidential campaign is in full force. Since January, over 250 Bold Iowa supporters have lobbied presidential candidates on the climate crisis. Sometimes we ask questions, listen, and display our signs. Sometimes we dress as penguins, in response to the tragic collapse of the second largest colony of Emperor Penguins earlier this year. Once, we got arrested protesting President Trump’s climate denial at a GOP fundraiser. Five of us go to court next Continue reading →

Straw Poll Event Sponsors

Thanks to all who donated generously to help sponsor our “Turn Up the Heat for Climate Action” celebration, fundraiser, and straw poll. With your support and the donations of those who pitched in at the event, we raised over $4,000 for continued work to bird-dog presidential candidates on climate! Alan Yegge Barb Norblom Ben Fallon Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Bob & Rita Krasen Carla McIntire Carolyn Fallon Channing Dutton Charles Goldman Chet Guinn Daenna Newkirk Dave Brotherson Ed Fallon Eddie Mauro Fionna Fallon Griffieon Continue reading →