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ECO Iowa City is a grant-funded initiative to improve environmental sustainability in Johnson County, Kalona and Riverside. ECO Iowa City will provide a series of events, programs, hands-on workshops, films, book recommendations and discussions, incentives and free resources…and lots of opportunities (in person and online!) for fun and community-building.

The program is organized and funded by the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center and the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG). Funding also comes from the Solid Waste Alternative Program fund through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Partners include the public libraries of Johnson County, Paul's Discount, ACT, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education and dozens of local environmental groups.

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Please email jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org to be added to our weekly email list for upcoming events.


Please see www.icgov.org/earthday for a list of ECO Iowa City events and other community environmental events!

Compost Bins and Rain Barrels 

A compost bin and rain barrel coupon event is being planned for late April, 2014.  Please check back soon for more information! 



ECO Iowa City, the City of Iowa City and the City of Coralville worked with local retailers in early June 2013 to hold a rain barrel and compost bin coupon sale. That sale is over but the participating retailers may still have bins and barrels. Please check with the following vendors to see if they have remaining inventory:

Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, 1901 Lower Muscatine Road
Iowa City Landscaping & Garden Center, 520 Highway 1 W
Lenoch & Cilek ACE Hardware, 1558 Mall Drive
Lenoch & Cilek ACE Hardware, 600 N. Dodge Street
Orscheln Farm and Home, 655 Hollywood Blvd
Pleasant Valley Garden Center, 1301 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE

Forever Green, Inc., 125 W. Forevergreen Rd.
Lenoch & Cilek ACE Hardware, 1701 2nd Street
Theisen's Home Farm Auto, 100 Westcor Drive

North Liberty True Value, 55 S. Dubuque Street


Miss a program? 

While not all programming is recorded, we do have a small library of recorded programs. 


ECO Iowa City overview 4/13/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se_c6QEld2o)
ECO Iowa City: Holiday Unit Overview 12/2/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhhnUOIfWPo)                             

Programming available via City Channel 4 streaming media

ECO Iowa City: State and Local Planning for Water Issues (10/30/2013) (http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=iowacity&eID=694)

ECO Iowa City: The American Way of Eating book discussion at ICPL (5/13/2013) (http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=iowacity&eID=495)

ECO Iowa City:  Reducing Wasted Food (4-24-13) (http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=iowacity&eID=477

From the orginial ECO Iowa City programming with the Iowa City Public Library (2008-2009)

ECO Iowa City: Improving water quality, starting with your home http://video-stream.icpl.org/eco-iowa-city-improving-water-quality-starting-with-your-property/

ECO Iowa City: Preserving Old Windows with Bob Yapp http://video-stream.icpl.org/eco-iowa-city-old-windows-arent-a-pane-theyre-green-preserving-old-windows-with-bob-yapp/

ECO Iowa City, bicycle commuting: http://view.liveindexer.com/ViewIndexSessionSLMQ.aspx?indexSessionSKU=lwCuKEZBqLUg9CHM/0pRXA%3D%3D&siteSKU=r7G4CyXC P5toQojrRjlcQ%3D%3D

ECO Iowa City: how to make a rain barrel with Chant Eicke http://video-stream.icpl.org/eco-iowa-city-how-to-make-a-rain-barrel/

ECO Iowa City: backyard composting http://video-stream.icpl.org/eco-iowa-city-composting/ 



Jen Jordan                                         
Recycling Coordinator                          
City of Iowa City                                 

Kristin Simon
Solid Waste Planner
East Central Iowa Council of Governments
319-365-9941 x126




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