Welcome to Climate Action & Outreach! 
Definition of sustainability

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.

Sustainable Iowa City Newsletter 

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View the April newsletter here.

View past newsletters here.

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Contact Climate Action Engagement Specialist Sarah Gardner at or 319-887-6162.



Sustainability Services
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