We are a citizen-led coalition working towards a more resilient and equitable city.

Our Mission

The Des Moines Citizen Task Force on Sustainability engages the community and advises the City of Des Moines toward:

• city-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions consistent with global agreements and scientific evidence

• ecologically and socially sustainable economic development

• healthy, vibrant, equitable, and welcoming communities

Help us create a better Des Moines.

Join our meetings

The Task Force meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm.

The 1st Wednesday we invite speakers to discuss pertinent topics to our work, and the 3rd Wednesday we discuss and collaborate how to lift up these important issues and take action.

Due to COVID-19 our meetings are now held via Zoom, and recordings can be found here.

Learn about the issues

We have created a learning space for you to review City plans and documents, view previous Task Force webinars, and learn more about sustainability issues and partners in Des Moines.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

Join the Task Force

We are all in this together.