ECO Iowa City is an initiative to improve environmental sustainability in Johnson County, Kalona and Riverside. ECO Iowa City provides events, programs, hands-on workshops, films, book recommendations and discussions, incentives and 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. Funding and assistance has also come from the Iowa City Public Library, the East Central Iowa Council of Governments and the Solid Waste Alternative Program fund through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Partners include the public libraries of Johnson County, 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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What are we going to do with all our STUFF? (3-part series--attend one or all)  **NEW**

Tuesdays, November 1, 8 and 15; 7 pm

Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

Want to de-clutter, organize, or downsize?  Join us as we learn how to take on the task of deciding what to do with all our stuff.  Mary Lea Kruse is an experienced organizer and has taught a longer version of this workshop at the Senior Center.

Tuesday, November 1:  Where to Start: Discussions will cover room to room techniques for sorting and parting of items in this emotional process.

Tuesday, November 9:  Papers, Photos and Memorabilia

Tuesday, November 15:  Passing it On

This series is free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Iowa City Public Library, the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center and ECO Iowa City.

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  

ECO Iowa City: Holiday Unit Overview 12/2/2013                              

Programming available via City Channel 4 streaming media

ECO Iowa City: State and Local Planning for Water Issues (10/30/2013) 

ECO Iowa City: The American Way of Eating book discussion at ICPL (5/13/2013) 

ECO Iowa City:  Reducing Wasted Food (4-24-13) 

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 

ECO Iowa City: Preserving Old Windows with Bob Yapp 

ECO Iowa City, bicycle commuting

ECO Iowa City: how to make a rain barrel with Chant Eicke  

ECO Iowa City: backyard composting 


Jen Jordan                                         
Recycling Coordinator                          
City of Iowa City