On the Radio: Dubuque – a sustainable city


Dubuque, IA. – photo by Jenza, Flickr

Listen to this week’s radio segment on Dubuque’s efforts to go green – our first in a sub-series on sustainable cities.  Let us know if there are other green cities in Iowa that we should should cover in the future.

How can we make Iowa’s cities healthier and more prosperous places to live?  The City of Dubuque is working hard to answer that question.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus on sustainable communities.

Since 2006, Dubuque has made sustainability a top priority.

And it’s not just talk.  Since then, Dubuque has carried out a slew of projects focused on making the city greener and healthier.

The long list includes: becoming the first city in Iowa to add an office and coordinator for sustainability, setting targets to reduce greenhouse gases, getting eleven schools certified for a “green vision,” installing low-energy traffic and street lights, and offering curbside food scrap recycling.

So congratulations to Dubuque for leading the way to a greener Iowa.

To learn more, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank you.

For more on Dubuque’s sustainability, check out the city’s website.

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About jmalewitz

Jim Malewitz is a journalism intern at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Additionally, as a master's journalism student at the University of Iowa, he is conducting research on non-profit journalism while serving as an assistant editor at IowaWatch.org. Malewitz graduated from Grinnell College in 2009, where he majored in political science with a concentration in global development studies. He loves America, the states of Michigan and Iowa and Detroit Tigers baseball. He also an odd fascination with the former German Democratic Republic. He likes the environment too.
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2 Responses to On the Radio: Dubuque – a sustainable city

  1. Pingback: UI School of Urban and Regional Planning looks to make Dubuque more sustainability | Iowa Environmental Focus

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