Community events and personal activities will play an exciting role in the upcoming Iowa City Climate Fest, Sept. 19-26. Many will have a virtual format that can be explored online, while others will have resources for individual outdoor activities.

Highlights include: 

  1. EV cars on display. After a ribbon cutting for the City's newest electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the Tower Place parking ramp, streamed virtually on Facebook Live, EV car drivers will be parked along Linn Street for an opportunity to view in-person. Drive by to get a peek at these cutting-edge cars. 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Checkout the car show's Facebook event here. 
  2. Veggie Taco Tuesday. Eating plant-based meals just once a week can make a difference in your carbon footprint, so we’ve set aside Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to do just that. For home cooks we’ve gathered some tasty recipes for different kinds of veggie tacos, available here, and created a map of area resources for those who prefer to dine or order out.
  3. Virtual Fix-It Fair. An amazing guide is available on how you can fix many broken items in need of repair. From appliances gone bad, plumbing issues, bike maintenance clothing problems, to furniture fixes, our virtual Fix-It Fair has it all. Checkout the long list of resources on our website anytime during the festival.
  4. Bike tour of Sycamore Greenway. Hit the trail and take in the unique beauty that is Iowa City's Sycamore Greenspace trail. Use our online guide anytime during the festival to learn about the benefits of nearby wetlands and prairie restoration projects, how controlled burns can help restore the proper balance of nature, and much more. Hit the trail any time Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

Please remember to practice safe social distancing for any activity and bring a mask for when that isn’t possible.

For more details about these activities and events, as well as the festival as a whole, please visit our website, You can also sign up for daily email reminders throughout the festival using this link.

Date of publication

Thursday, September 03, 2020