Episode 25: Dr. Kamyar Enshayan

Apr 27th, 2021

Kamyar Enshayan is the Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Dr. Enshayan has taught environmental studies since 1993 and founded the University of Northern Iowa’s Local Food Program in 1997. He received the 2008 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award from Practical Farmers of Iowa. Tune in to learn more about:

– The three pillars of the CEEE: Green Iowa Americorps (energy and environmental services to Iowa communities); Community Energy & Climate Action (closes the door on fossil energy as we open the door on renewables); and Improving Community Environmental Health (protecting children’s environmental health in Iowa through two statewide initiatives);

– How Iowa cannot feed itself and the world through corn and soy;

– Soil erosion, food deserts and what is wrong in Iowa’s food system;

– How common language can be used to better communicate with Iowans and create positive change.

Dr. Enshayan is not only a teacher inspiring new generations of students but also an activist trying to improve the food system in Iowa through action in communities. 

To learn more about Dr. Enshayan’s work visit the CEEE website at: https://ceee.uni.edu/.