Iowa City Update: Climate Action Grant


Get some green to go green. Details on the Climate Action Grant. Plus, brighten up your garden through a hands-on
series. Finally, brush off your resume for our upcoming
youth job fair. We have these stories and more coming right
up on Iowa City Update. Time is running out on a terrific grant opportunity
aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our community. The Climate Action Grant is an opportunity
for community organizations to get involved with the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation
Plan. This will fund up to $5,000 for projects that
specifically promote or implement one or more of the 35 action items identified within the
Plan. “The general goal is to reduce our greenhouse
gases, which we make an inventory and look at that every year, so we hope to see reductions
in that. But also get people involved, make them aware,
and support their actions.” To be eligible, the organization or group
must be principally and physically located in Iowa City. Non-profit organizations, or for-profit agencies that partner with a non-profit agency, may apply. Funds cannot be used for operational costs,
such as a salary. The goal of the grant project must align with
the goals listed in Iowa City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. You can fill out an application at icgov.org/sustainability. All materials must be in by March 1st, so
don’t wait. Green your thumb with the low-maintenance
vegetable gardening series, which will offer seven classes between March and August. The class, which is being presented by the
Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and Backyard Abundance, will feature a different
topic each session. Take home knowledge, seeds, and inspiring
ideas for your personal garden. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:30
– 11:30 a.m. at the Edible Classroom at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. Sign up for one class, or the entire series,
at icgov.org/activityregistration. The City is teaming up with area employers
to offer a one-stop opportunity for young adults to apply for jobs. The Youth Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March
5th from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Coralville Public Library. The event targets youths between the age of
14 to 21, but is open to all job seekers. The job fair is part of a collaboration between
the City, Iowa Works, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. That’s it for this week. Continue to stay informed on what’s happening
with the City of Iowa City by signing up for our free subscription service at icgov.org/subscribe. Have a great week, everybody! We’ll see you next time on Iowa City Update.

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