Thank you partners and attendees for participating in Climate Fest!
Iowa City 3rd Annual Climate Fest: September 21-24, 2022.
We’ve got something to celebrate! Our community is taking action to address climate change.
Check out the calendar of events below for more details.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 Climate Fest Kick-off at Big Grove (1225 S Gilbert Street), 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
A 6-mile bike ride was hosted by the Bike Library. There were over 20 entries into the bike contest.
Big Grove hosted the kickoff event with several activities and organizations tabling including Iowa City Public Library’s Book Mobile, an interactive climate commitment display, Carbon Recycling System tours, Iowa City Landfill & Recycling, Iowa Flood Center, Bur Oak, Trees Forever, Johnson County Conservation, 100 Grannies, 100% Iowa, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wings2Water, Iowa City Climate Advocates, and Table to Table.
Thursday, Sept. 22 Climate in Motion, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Residents could discover the prairie themed decorated bus shelter on Benton Street near Seville Apartments all day Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23 before Noon.
- The University of Iowa Dance Company performed at Chauncey Swan Park presented by Arts Share.
- The program and full list of performers can be found here.
- Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective was shown in partnership with FilmScene and Green State Credit Union at The Chauncey.
- Over $500 in donations was given to Red Earth Gardens, a farm that began from the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative, and is committed to growing food in a way that was taught to them by their ancestors.
Friday, Sept. 23 Party at Wetherby Park (2400 Taylor Drive), 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Family-friendly performances by Yahoo Drummers and Kevin Burt wowed the attendees while they grabbed food from Lunas Tacos or Marcos Grilled Cheese while visiting City and community booths including Iowa City Parks & Recreation, Equity & Human Rights, Communications, and Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.
- Attendees participated in activities and lawn games courtesy of the Parks & Recreation "Rec n' Roll" Trailer.
- The Iowa City Public Library's Book Mobile was onsite providing fun activities and access to environmental books.
Saturday, Sept. 24 EVs at the Farmers Market (450 East Burlington Street), 8 a.m.-Noon
- Climate Fest ended with Iowa City's second all-electric vehicle show as part of National Drive Electric Week, which included one of the City's electric buse and the Police Department's Bolt.
- World of Bikes had their e-bikes on display and the Iowa City Area Group Sierra Club's booth providing information on their organization and going electric!
- Sustainable Steward's zero-emission lawn care equipment was on display and attendees got to look under the hood and talk to area EV owners about their vehicles.
- Representatives from MidAmerican Energy and Johnson Clean Energy District were also onsite.