Welcome to Climate Action & Outreach!
The City of Iowa City is committed to creating sustainable community life and tackling climate change through local measures.
Sustainable practices improve our quality of life by promoting social well-being, by improving environmental health, and by strengthening economic security.
With that in mind, the City:
- Began collecting and publishing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions date in 2009
- Adopted a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in September 2018 and updated its goals in August 2019
- Formed a Climate Action Commission to assist City staff, City Council, and members of the community with implementing approved initiatives that support the City’s climate and sustainability goals
- Offers Community Climate Action Grants to local organizations yearly
- Provides a wealth of sustainability reports and resources to the community
City staff work to ensure that public services and planning efforts are rooted in sustainable principles.
Stay up-to-date with sustainability news in Iowa City by subscribing to the Sustainable Iowa City newsletter at www.icgov.org/e-subscriptions. Enter your e-mail and check the sustainability box.