University of Iowa

Columbus Junction

Iowa Counties 
Louisa

The City of Columbus Junction is situated at the confluence of the Iowa and Cedar Rivers in Louisa County. The community has a deep history shaped by the railroad, farming, and industry. Columbus Junction has a diverse population, with a large Latino community. After the 2008 floods, which devastated local busisnesses, the City is interested increasing their sustainabilty efforts and community engagement of local residents.

Columbus Junction Projects

2009-2010

Keep Columbus Beautiful Celebration

Students developed a series of events that aligned with Earth Day celebrations and involved residents. The final proposal outlined three goals and strategies: actively engage residents in community projects that incorporate sustainability; raise household awareness of resources to help sustain,...