Jeff Biggers

Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author of several works of history, journalism, and theatre, including Reckoning at Eagle Creek, which received the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting.  He serves as the Writer-in-Residence in the University Of Iowa Office Of Sustainability, where he founded the Climate Narrative Project.

Ecopolis Iowa City: Envisioning a Regenerative City in the Heartland

This is an abbreviated version of the multimedia “Ecopolis” theatre show performed in the spring of 2016 by author Jeff Biggers and the Awful Purdies musical group in the historic Old Capitol in Iowa City. “Ecopolis” has also been adapted and performed in Chicago, in various cities in Iowa including Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Cedar Falls, and in Carbondale, Illinois.

March 21, 2018

Climate Reckoning: My Own Private Coal Story

The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the traces of any human contact.

September 29, 2014

Fracking Independence Day

The fracking rush in the heartland may have been unleashed by ill-conceived regulatory measures last month, but frontline organizations and citizen groups in southern Illinois are not throwing in the towel—or even taking vacations this summer.

July 8, 2013

Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto

A new salvo has been fired in the national battle against fracking.

June 10, 2013

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