IRIS YES Students Participate in Winter Weatherization Challenge

We’re so glad that IRIS students had a great time helping with Winter Weatherization! We hope to see you next year! Thank you!

Iowa Resource for International Service

IRIS YES students improved their teamwork skills and encouraged energy efficiency as they participated in the 7th Annual Winter Weatherization Challenge sponsored by the Story County Coalition for Energy Efficiency (SCCEE).

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On November 2nd, thirteen IRIS YES students and three IRIS staff members worked with the Volunteer Center of Story County to weatherize homes in Ames, Iowa.

Students divided into three teams and went into homes to hang and seal window plastic to prevent drafts from coming through the windows.

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The students were excited to help and learned what it took to prepare a home for a cold Iowa winter.  Afzaur (India) noted there is “always an opportunity to help others.”

“Now I know people need help for the preparation of winter and I am proud of myself for doing this work,” Aziza  (Tanzania) agreed. 

The activity encouraged the YES students to work as a team. Mariam (Egypt) said the activity  strengthened her…

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