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Sustainability

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What is sustainability?

To be sustainable is to meet the needs of today without preventing future generations from meeting their needs.

Pursuing sustainability in the City operation means addressing and improving environmental, social, and economic health concurrently — the triple bottom line of sustainability.

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In February 2020, City Council passed a resolution recognizing the urgency for climate action. In response to this resolution, City staff and engaged community members are preparing a Community Climate Action Plan.

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The iGreenCR Action Plan is the City of Cedar Rapids’ commitment to pursue sustainability and a higher quality of life in Cedar Rapids.


Take Action!

From installing green energy in your home or business to taking advantage of water conservation rebates and careers in sustainability — we encourage you to bring iGreenCR sustainability principles with you wherever you go! Check out our list of available tools and resources to improve your own economic, social, and environmental wellbeing.

Solar Energy
Learn how this clean energy source is powering several City facilities and find resources for home and business owners to pursue clean energy.

Water Conservation Rebates
iGreenCR encourages water customers to implement cost-saving, water-efficient measures on their properties. Learn about rebate programs offered by the City.

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) Cost-Share Program
Save up to $2,000 dollars or 50% of eligible project costs for the installation of stormwater BMPs on your residential or commercial property. Learn about which projects qualify and how to apply.

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