ECO Iowa City
A grant-funded initiative to improve environmental sustainability in Iowa City.
Look for us at these events:
ICPL and the City of Iowa City Public Works Department/Landfill Division will celebrate Earth Day with events in April 2011.
On Monday, April 18, Teresa Kurtz, Executive Director of the Iowa Recycling Association, will present a lecture on "Recycling in Iowa" at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A at ICPL.
ECO Iowa City's own Jen Jordan, City of Iowa City Public Works Department, will speak on "Recycling in Iowa City" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in Meeting Room A at ICPL.
Then join us Friday, April 22, on Earth Day, for an environmental fair at the Robert E. Lee Recreation Center from 3 to 6 p.m. in the social room. Come and learn about what environmental groups are doing in the Iowa City/Johnson County area.
On Saturday, April 30, at Grant Wood Elementary School, the Library and the Landfill, Engineers for a Sustainable World, the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Agency will sponsor another Take Back Day where the public can bring their expired and unused pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot.Check the Newsroom for additional information
Additional rain barrel information
Additional rain gardens information
Additional stormwater management information
- Recycling in Iowa
- What: Executive Director of the Iowa Recycling Association, will present a lecture on Recycling in Iowa
- Where: Iowa City Public Library
- When: Monday, April 18, 7 p.m.
This report completes the first of the five milestones in the "Cities for Climate Protection Campaign" which Iowa City has been participant of since 2008. This program is supported by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, which Iowa City joined after the major signed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2007. Iowa City is currently in the process of undertaking the next two milestones of the campaign, which will be to adopt an emissions reduction target and develop a climate action plan for the community. For more information about the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report, contact Brenda Nations, City of Iowa City Environmental Coordinator.
About ECO Iowa City
- urban composting & local food
- energy conservation
- urban stormwater management
- smart waste disposal
Who will benefit:
Iowa City residents
Spring 2009 to Fall 2010
Iowa City Public Library & the City of Iowa City Public Works Division
International City /County Management Association
With the $57,000 grant, ECO Iowa City will provide a series of opportunities for Iowa City residents, including hands-on workshops, programs and seminars to offer information and free resources, including:
- seed and start give-a-ways,
- coupons for free Iowa City Community Compost,
- free compact fluorescent bulbs and winterizing kits,
- subsidy for compost bin and rain barrel,
- free smart waste disposal events
For more information contact:
Information Services Coordinator
Iowa City Public Library
Public Works Division