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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