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News and Events

Introduction to Deconstruction

August 29, 2013
Online Webinar

Save the Date! COSC kicks off its Iowa Deconstruction & Reuse Initiative with a webinar with Sustainable City Network on Aug 29.

Created to raise awareness, develop job skills, promote resources and improve the deconstruction industry in Iowa, COSC's new initiative provides:

  • "Introduction to Deconstruction" Webinar
  • Five Deconstruction Trainings Statewide
  • Online Resources & Directory Listings
  • Public Educational Event
  • Media Campaign

Program Overview

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light Conference

August 29, 2013
Granger, IA

COSC presents "Energy Efficiency & Existing Buildings: How Proper Assessment Pays Off"

Join COSC at Iowa Interfaith Power & Light's third annual "Faith in a Changing Climate" conference. The theme of this year's conference is Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Congregational Facilities.

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light

Iowa League of Cities Conference

September 26, 2013
Dubuque, IA

COSC presents "Creative Solutions to Nuisance Problems: Deconstruction"

Join COSC at Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit, themed "Refresh Your View." This conference is the largest training in the state designed specifically for Iowa's elected and appointed city officials. In addition to more than 40 workshops geared toward city officials, the League's Annual Conference & Exhibit also showcases our cities.

Iowa League of Cities

Des Moines Named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation

Des Moines, IA has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. Read press release...

Mayor Cownie Joins Other Mayors on Letter to President Regarding High Carbon Fuels

Mayor Cownie and other member mayors of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently sent a letter to the President about the consumption of tar sands oil and other high carbon fuels.

The mayor and other mayors across the country have signed a USCM climate protection agreement, committing to reducing their cities’ greenhouse gas emissions to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012.