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. 

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.  

Sustainable Dubuque

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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.

Grant applications are reviewed bi-annually, based on funding availability.  Deadlines for 2018 are as follows:  April 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018.


Beginning with the April 1, 2018 deadline, only applications received via the online form will be accepted.  Click on the Apply Online button to begin your application!
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Download the Sustainable Dubuque brochure to see how Dubuque is Creating a National Model for Sustainability.