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Decorah Iowa Green Initiative

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DECORAH (KWWL) -- The Winneshiek County Convention and Visitor's Bureau wanted to show off how ''green'' Decorah is.

This year was the first annual "DIG IN" (Decorah Iowa Green INitiative) festival.

One of the festival segments was a tour of sustainable and off the grid houses.

Of the eleven homes were featured along with a tour of Luther College's laboratories.

"This is a really unique opportunity for people to get a behind the scenes look into what it's like to live off the grid.  Really a lot of these homes are opening their doors for the first time, and they're just excited to be part of the green initiative and to do what they can to save the environment," Winneshiek County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director Brenda Balk said.

"DIG IN" continues Sunday with exhibits and seminars on how to be more sustainable.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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