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September 18, 2017

Mayor Cownie will be attending an hour-long meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations along with a select handful of other international leaders to discuss the next steps with the Paris Climate Agreement. This will be held during the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This invitation from Secretary General Antonio Guterres states: "The meeting will be gathering leaders from subnational states, regions, and cities, as well as business, the financial sector, academia and civil society, taking climate actions and recognizing these champions paving the way for more ambitious commitments."

Press Release

September 14, 2017

The City of Des Moines and the Citizen’s Taskforce on #Sustainability invite you to participate in a sustainability workshop on Thursday, September 14th at the Downtown Library Public Library of Des Moines . You will be joined by City staff and other community organizations to help further develop our community-wide efforts to become a sustainable city through STAR Communities.

Tickets available here: Sustainability Workshop Tickets