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Welcome to the Green Des Moines website!

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Our goal is to focus on all things green going on in Des Moines and the surrounding area. From what the City is doing, to highlighting notable efforts, to news & events, and what you can do – we hope you’ll visit often and get involved.

The Mayor and City Council have made assuring that Des Moines is a Sustainable Green Community one of their twelve City Goals for the next five years. To accomplish this, the City Council established a Stewardship Policy, and the City Manager appointed a Sustainability Team.

Watch this space for updates from the team, as well as news about what other efforts are underway, and information on all kinds of environmental resources.

What Can You Do?

Do One Thing!

All the information about conserving energy and protecting the environment can sometimes be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know what you can do to make a difference. Going green means making small changes that add up to big results. If we all make a few small changes in our everyday lives, that means a lot of people taking steps that can lead to bigger impacts. What can you do this month to help improve our corner of the world?

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