Sustainability

13th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - October 20-21, 2020



You could be a presenter at the 13th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference! Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again this year at the Grand River Center located in the Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street. The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is a premier, interactive educational opportunity on the topic of sustainability for civic leaders in government, business and community organizations. Last year, 482 people attended, to learn and share how to grow our sustainable communities.  

Click here to submit a proposal!

For participants, save the date for this year's Growing Sustainable Communities Conference that will be held October 20-21, 2020

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Sustainable Dubuque is more than a City initiative; it's a community value.


Click here to visit the community Sustainable Dubuque webpage and check out the community calendar, find out more about how businesses and neighborhoods are getting involved, and have access to local and national resources to help you in your quest towards creating a more viable, livable and equitable community. 

Dubuque's Approach

                                             
In 2006 and every year since, the Mayor and City Council identified becoming a more Sustainable City as one of their top priorities for our community. 

Sustainability
is defined by a community’s ability to meet the environmental, economic, and social equity needs of today without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Sustainable Dubuque is a holistic approach to making our community more sustainable. Our model involves a three-part approach that addresses:
  • Environmental and Ecological Integrity
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Social and Cultural Vibrancy        

Each of these pieces is important individually and helps contribute to a sustainable community. Find out more about how the model works.  

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Sustainable Dubuque Community Grants Available

$2,500 community project grants are available to organizations, businesses and passionate residents.   Approved projects will incorporate Sustainable Dubuque principles and include an element of community engagement and/or education.  Click here to download the grant guidelines and application form. The scoring rubric can be found here

Grant applications are reviewed bi-annually, based on funding availability.  Deadlines for 2020 are as follows:  March 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020.


IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT: 

Only applications received via the online form will be accepted.   Form works best using Firefox or Chrome browsers. 
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Sustainable Dubuque Community Grants Reporting
If you have completed your Sustainable Dubuque grant project, please fill out this reporting form and then submit receipts for reimbursement via email to gbell@cityofdubuque.org. 


Download the Sustainable Dubuque brochure to see how Dubuque is Creating a National Model for Sustainability.