Climate Action Plan “Six Big Moves” Survey Available on City Website until March 16

Climate Action Plan “Six Big Moves” Survey Available on City Website until March 16

A survey to generate feedback from Ames residents on actions they would be willing to take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) as part of the City’s community climate action planning is now available on the City’s website. Participants are asked to take the survey one time to share their thoughts.

The survey is available at  and will remain available through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Paper copies of the survey will be available at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. by the end of the week.

The survey asks a series of questions about carbon reduction behaviors at an individual level. There are also opportunities for open-ended comments. Information gathered from the survey will be presented to the Ames City Council at the next CAP workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. The City of Ames began a climate action planning and goal-setting process several months ago with the goal of presenting a CAP to Ames City Council this fall.

“At each step in the CAP process, we are reaching out to gather community feedback. The entire process is built on a foundation of being open and transparent to create the best possible plan for Ames. We need everyone to participate,” said Assistant City Manager Deb Schildroth, who serves as the project leader. “Part of developing an Ames CAP involves understanding our community’s capacity and commitment to implementing carbon reduction steps. This survey will help identify where residents may need assistance and what kind of assistance is required.”

Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) has been hired to facilitate the process. The Ames City Council serves as the project steering committee, and a volunteer, representative Supplemental Input Committee has been appointed to help provide feedback.

For more information about climate action planning or to learn of upcoming events, go to