Resilient Sustainable Future for Iowa City

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 Our Mission

We are trying to shift the culture of Iowa City by demonstrating appealing and sustainable examples of resilience culture.

 Our Vision

We envision an Iowa City with strong and interdependent neighborhoods, where we’re all working on something important for the community, we have the diverse set of skills we need to sustain ourselves, and we’ve claimed ownership of fundamental sources of power like food, shelter, and energy.

 Our Strategies

  • Redefine what’s normal and what’s imaginable.
  • Empower neighbors to develop more resilient neighborhoods.
  • Amplify existing stories of resilience and sustainability while countering extractive and consumerist narratives.

 Our Values

  • Relocalize power
  • Grow solidarity, De-grow individualism
  • Consume less
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Demonstrate humility