Iowa Climate Action Planning

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Ames is starting a climate action planning process this year! What is a climate action plan?

Why do cities create climate action plans? What might Ames’ greenhouse gas reduction goals look like? How can we make sure to center equity in our climate action planning process?

Explore these topics virtually with climate action experts from neighboring cities and counties who have been addressing these and similar questions.



  • Vivian M. Cook, ISU Graduate Student in Community Development and Sustainable Agriculture; Member of The EcoTheatre Lab and Ames Climate Action Team


  • Dr. William Gutowski, ISU Professor in Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 1 Author
  • Josh Mandelbaum, DSM City Council Member
  • Sarah Gardner, Climate Action Engagement Specialist, Climate Action and Outreach Division of Iowa City
  • Tamara Marcus, Sustainability Program Manager, Linn County Board of Supervisors


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Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library, Ames Climate Action Team, The EcoTheatre Lab, Ames High School - CAUSE, Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Community and Regional Planning, ISU Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture, ISU Climate Reality Campus Corps, and ISU Center for Building Energy Research.

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