The Dream Green Team

Stuart Tanner and James Moore, hosts of Tanner & Moore on KRUU 100.1 FM , are the co-creators and producers of the Dream Green Series. They have covered topics ranging from the financial meltdown to the Congo to the plight of the Uyghers in China to the Egyptian revolution and the Arab spring to the environment, and much more.

Stuart Tanner is a documentary filmmaker and former director/producer for the BBC, National Geographic and David Lynch Foundation Television. He has made films in China, Ghana, Iraq, England, US, Middle East, and South America. He is a faculty member and former co-chair of the Media & Communications Dept at Maharishi University of Management (MUM).

"Green is the color of tomorrow.  If we want to create new jobs, lower energy costs, protect the vital resources of our environment and create a sustainable future for the state of Iowa and its citizens, then turning green is what we need to do.  I'm excited by this series as Iowa is already a center for innovation and there are some really great stories about communities, businesses, educators and individuals who are demonstrating what can be done now and what real benefits can be gained.  It's going to be a fascinating journey."  - Tanner

James Moore, MBA, is co-founder and managing director of KRUU-FM, the Midwest's first solar-powered radio station. Offering 80 shows a week and inspiring more than 20,000 volunteer hours a year, KRUU is 98% locally-produced. Very few radio stations in the country generate that much content. Moore is an accomplished musician, former editor of the Iowa Source, adjunct faculty member in the Media & Communications Dept at MUM, and serves on the boards of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance and the Fairfield Musicians Club.

"Iowa is doing some amazing things. With early policy support from the state legislature, a national leadership role in wind generation, a well-grounded, common sense, hard work ethic, leading education institutions like ISU, UNI, UI and MUM, and strong public, nonprofit and private sectors working together, Iowa is in a unique position to take things to the next level, green-wise. What a privilege each week to highlight the state's innovators, educators, cutting edge projects, best practices, and communities that are leading the way in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability."  - Moore

Christine Schrum is an experienced journalist, cross-channel copywriter, and social media strategist. During her three-year tenure as Associate Editor of The Iowa Source, she wrote extensively about environmental and health concerns raised by Iowa’s burgeoning factory farms.

A copywriter with 10 years of experience, her copy has appeared on prominent e-commerce sites ranging from to,,,, and many more. She has a strong background in PR and book editing and recently spent two years as Director of Social Media for Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show. Christine has an M.A. in Professional Writing from Maharishi University of Management. Her website is

Donna Schill is a freelance writer with a special interest in environmental journalism and food politics. She recently completed a television documentary studying  the beyond organic movement and the U.S. organic industry. She graduated in May with a master’s in journalism from the University of Iowa and received her B.A. in media and communications from Maharishi University of Management. She is a regular contributor for the  Cedar Rapids, and the  Radish.   Email:

Tanell Pretorius is a Media and Communications student at Maharishi University of Management. She is originally from South Africa and arrived in Fairfield in February of 2011.

Before moving to Fairfield, Tanell spent seven years in London, where she worked in the fashion and media industry. The South African native is a freelance writer and her work has appeared in Wallpaper* Magazine.  Email:

Mo Ellis has served as director of online media, writer and editor for both online and print media. She has developed websites and mobile apps as project manager and as website revision project manager in the non-profit world. She regularly contributes to regional and national magazines and websites. Her main focus is food safety, natural foods, green issues, sustainability, and the creative arts. She graduated cum laude in Literature and Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University.

Solar-powered KRUU 100.1 FM

Now in its fifth year of operation, KRUU is community radio at its finest--a non-profit, listener-supported, grassroots citizens' initiative broadcasting 24/7 in Jefferson County and online at Fairfield is an entrepreneurial hub in southeast Iowa, widely respected around the state for its creativity, colorful diversity and commitment to sustainability.

Thanks to the generous efforts and donations of the Fairfield community, KRUU became the Midwest's first solar-powered radio station on September 9, 2009. “A business on the forefront of sustainability,” wrote then Governor Chet Culver. “With this project, KRUU-LP is contributing to a greener, safer Iowa.”

KRUU's website receives over 2000 visitors a day and a million hits per month and has been hailed as leading an open radio revolution for its commitment to free culture, open source software solutions. KRUU has permaculture gardens on its commons, including raspberries and blackberries. Read more about KRUU here.