As a part of celebrating Earth Day, the City's Climate and Outreach Office is unveiling Project 51: a collection of 51 bits of inspiration and good news on the frontlines of climate change.

Project 51 was created in celebration of the 51st Earth Day. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by climate news. Floods, wildfires, hurricanes – all occurring more frequently and on epic scales. Every headline is a reminder that the stakes are high and the consequences of inaction are dire. The time to act is now.

But the good news? People are taking action. Every day victories are won, great and small. Momentum is building. The solutions are taking shape.

Those stories matter too. They carry an important truth: we have the tools and ability to prevent the worst outcomes of climate change. We just need the courage to act.

Each of the 51 stories shared in Project 51 is a reason to stay engaged. Each is also a reminder: if we keep making progress and piling up the good news, sooner or later those scales are going to tip in our favor. These little victories light the way.

Read all 51 stories now at 51, or follow the City's social media pages as they share out stories on a weekly basis. Iowa City Landfill & Recycling: Facebook. City of Iowa City: Facebook & Twitter


Date of publication

Thursday, April 22, 2021