Dream Green travels to Dubuque, Iowa's oldest city and the first in the state to have its own sustainability coordinator. According to the city's website, 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... that addresses: Environmental and Ecological Integrity, Economic Prosperity, and Social and Cultural Vibrancy."
A lot of good things are going on in this "Key City" from the LEED-restored historical Roshek Building, with its 1300 IBM employees who chose to locate in Dubuque due to its sustainability efforts, to the Smart City streets efforts in the historic Mill District. Citizens have also driven efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, and the city has received this year's Environmental Excellence award presented by the Governor's office.
Guest list: Roy Buol, mayor of Dubuque; Cori Burbach, Dubuque area sustainability coordinator; and Donna Schill, Dream Green journalist-at-large.
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