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Sustainability

The City of Cedar Rapids is pursuing sustainability. Sustainability means meeting our needs today without preventing future generations from meeting their needs. Putting that into action, we will work to make decisions that maximize economic, social, and environmental health.

Solar Group Buy
The City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, The Nature Conservancy, Indian Creek Nature Center and Iowa 350 are collaborating to offer those in Linn County the opportunity to participate in a solar group buy to help make solar installations more accessible and affordable.

The Sustainability Tool for Assessing and Rating Communities (STAR)
STAR is the national framework for measuring community sustainability. STAR is currently being used to benchmark the city's sustainability performance, create common and transparent metrics, and inform the first municipal sustainability plan.

Sustainable City Talks
Engaging presentations and Q&As to help educate employees and our citizens concerning what the science says about sustainability and how area businesses are incorporating sustainable practices and values into their organizations.

Sustainability at Work
Green purchasing, zero-waste programs, idling reduction policies, and more. See how the City is leading by example and encouraging our employees to be more sustainable in their day-to-day work lives.

State of Affairs Report
This foundational document is intended to build a common language and understanding about the challenges (there are many), opportunities (many more), and options in front of us. It’s a scan of what’s out there and what’s possible as we embark on this journey.

iGreenCR
Everyone can be a part of the iGreenCR team as we all work together to create a more sustainable and greener community.  

iGreenCR Newsletter
Sign up to receive monthly newsletters concerning our City's sustainability efforts and view past editions of the publication.

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