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ELEMENT | RESOURCES

  • 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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ELEMENT | NATURE

  • Resources & tools coming soon!

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ELEMENT | DEVELOPMENT

  • Resources & tools coming soon!

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ELEMENT | COMMUNITY

  • City Careers in Sustainability
    Learn how nine City employees facilitate sustainability within their unique work areas. Resource conservation is something we all do at the City. For students or others interested in making sustainability work a part of their careers, this resource is a great way to learn how City employees embrace sustianabiltiy as a fundamental component of their work.

  • Nominate an Eco Champ!
    During the month of March, nominate a person or group you know who goes above and beyond to pursue sustainability at school, work, home, or in the community. Nominees will be evaluated and selected by the Eco Fest committee, and winners will be recognized at Eco Fest on April 18. Nominations are due March 31! Choose one of two nomination formsK-12 students • Adults

ADDITIONAL TOOLS & RESOURCES

  • City Sustainability Document Center

  • Sustainability Map 
    Sustainability is not always easy to see, so we made a map that helps visualize sustainability features within our community. Pro tip: The fruit trees are on City property — and you can eat the produce!

  • Sustainable City Talks
    In 2016–17, Cedar Rapids held a three-part educational series to help educate the community on sustainability science and local leadership. Here you can review the information presented.

  • Storm Drain Mural Project
    Storm drain murals contribute to downtown vibrancy while conveying an important message — "only rain belongs in storm drains!"  Artists have been painting drains in downtown Cedar Rapids over the course of several summers. View the finished murals here.
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