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April is Earth Month

Two bicyclists ride under a bridge on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Organizations across the globe recognize and celebrate earth month. Here are some ways you can get involved in Cedar Rapids.

  1. Take the City Manager's 1-Bag Challenge

Jeff Pomeranz, Cedar Rapids' City Manager, challenges every citizen to collect at least one bag of litter each year to help CleanUpCR! Pick up a kit and gather litter from your neighborhood, around your work place, or wherever you see the need. Learn more about the program and find a list of cleanup events.


  1. Attend an iGreenCR Sustainability Tour

Join us on a tour of important, large-scale municipal operations. Register here!

  • April 26 | Water Pollution Control Facility
  • May 17 | NW Water Treatment Plant
  • June 21 | Solid Waste Agency Compost Operation @ Mount Trashmore Facility

  1. Be a better recycler

Industry factors are changing the way recycling operations are managed. Take a moment to learn more and refresh yourself on recycling basics.


  1. Join the iGreenCR team!

The City of Cedar Rapids iGreenCR program encourages residents and city officials alike to make a commitment to living sustainably. Learn more about some best practices!


  1. Join us at EcoFest

EcoFest is Iowa's premiere Earth Day celebration! Join us this year on April 20 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the NewBo City Market. Find green activities and resources at the market lawn and in surrounding venues.


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