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September Newsletter
Beyond the Office

Tips For September

1. With colder weather just around the corner make sure you put a sweater on instead of turning on the heat right away. Not only will it save you some cash, but it will save on your carbon foot print emissions.  

2.  The oncoming cold weather is also a good time to hang out laundry in your house. The heat from your house dries the air extensively. So by hanging your clothes to dry inside will insert humidity and save you money by not using your dryer.

3. Always remember to change your furnace filter. When you do not change your filter your furnace has to work harder to push the air.  

4. Another good idea with the cold weather getting closer is to shrink wrap your windows. This allows the warm air to stay within your house, and keeps cold air out. This will save money, and burn less fossil fuels when heating your home.

Petal News...

Congrats Four Mounds!!

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We congratulate Four Mounds  on the completion of their first petal. Four Mounds has completed the Waste Reduction petal in which they have begun to purchase post consumer recycled papers, and also practice composting on a daily basis among many other sustainable practices. Again congratulations Four Mounds on helping our community and earth become more sustainable. Click here for more information about Four Mounds!


Growing Sustainable Communities

8th Annual Conference

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Please Join Dubuque for it's 8th annual growing sustainable communities conference.

 October 6-7th at the Grand River center. 

  Click here for more details!


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It was a pleasure to meet with Ecumenical tower who are currently working to receive all five petals. One of their most recent achievements was adding this beautiful garden toward the back of their building.  They never cease surprising us with the wonderful work they do! For more information on the Ecumenical tower, Click here.


Dubuque Farmers' Market Every Saturday 7am-12 May through October.  Please join 
Waste in Your Area
There is information on your landfill.  Have you ever questioned how much is collected in your particular area or how much can be redirected elsewhere?  Iowa DNR has a statewide waste characterization study that you can look at for more information.  Click Here for information about waste near you. 


Thank You To Our Sponsors
A sincere "thank you" to Sustainable Dubuque, Dubuque Bank & Trust, and EIMCO for your generous support. Membership dues cover only a small portion of the operating expenses for the Petal Project. We rely on sponsorship and grants for the remaining financial support. 

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