Linn County's Sustainability Work

Linn County’s previous sustainability work includes:

  • Declaring a climate crisis in 2019 and signing a resolution (PDF) committing to accelerated action to address the crisis in collaboration with other governments and community organizations
  • Updating the climate resolution in 2020
  • Including high energy efficiency standards in construction projects
  • Encouraging use of alternative and renewable energy through the Linn County Comprehensive Plan
  • Promoting personal health and environmental protection in the Linn County Strategic Plan (PDF)
  • Receiving a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar
  • Becoming a designated Small Wind Innovation Zone (SWIZ) by the Iowa Utilities Board
  • Signing a resolution in 2017 in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and approving Linn County’s registration in the “We Are Still In” coalition, which marked Linn County’ s commitment to continue honoring the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the principles of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and sustainability