"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque


"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.


From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to navigationJump to search

SUSTAINABILITY. One of the first efforts, unintentional although it might have been, to practice sustainability came from the WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY in 1891. In June the new telegraph blanks were printed on both sides. The old forms had a blank side. People needing memo paper were known to step to a telegraph window and take an entire pad of sheets off the counter. The sizing in the paper made it popular for those who used pens. (1)



Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waster Agency: http://www.dmaswa.org/

Historical Millwork District Revitalization: http://ia-dubuque.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=116

Sustainable Dubuque: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=606



1. "No More Free Paper," Dubuque Daily Herald, June 27, 1891, p. 4