2015  Friend Raiser Nominees

Celebrating our eco•heroes is fun
(and very important too)!

The life of an eco•hero can be tough—a lot of hard work and not enough recognition. We took an afternoon to raise up the eco•heroes in our life at the 2016 FriendRaiser, with over 100 attendees!

Check out the program here.

This year we featured:

  • A community potluck 

  • Fun activities including; a nature scavenger hunt, Hula Hooping 101, and sustainable crafts

  • Local folk music by Jordan and Brittney Garvey

  • Nominee Meet and Greet—a chance for guests to get to know the nominees

  • Silent Auction—almost $1,000 was donated towards gift baskets and other items

  • Award ceremony highlighting our local eco•heroes.

Over 30 individuals, projects and organizations were nominated. This year, the awards went to...

Project of the Year: Cherry Glen Learning Farm

Partner of the Year: Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Ambassador of the Year: Mark Marshall, of Faith and Grace Community Garden

Fun was had by everyone! From outdoor activities to the award ceremony, Windsor Heights was buzzing with new friendships being created.

2014 Partner Winner: Eat Greater Des Moines

List of Past Winners: 

2016 Ambassador of the Year - Mark Marshall, of Faith and Grace Community Garden

2015 Project of the Year - Cherry Glen Learning Farm

2015 Partner of the Year - Dogpatch Urban Gardens

2015 Ambassador of the Year - Deanne Bryce

2015 Project of the Year - Habitat for Humanity, Tiny House Project

2015 Partner of the Year - Lutheran Services of Iowa Global Greens Project

2014 Ambassador of the Year - Ralph Chido

2014 Project of the Year - Beth Hicks, Urban Tour De Cluck

2014 Partner of the Year - Eat Greater Des Moines

Some of our favorite photos from previous years.