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Upcoming Sustainable City Talks
City staff will display sustainability successes and visions for the future
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. | Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Auditorium 

Past Sustainable City Talks
Local Leaders Embracing Sustainability
January 31, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. | Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Auditorium 
In their presentations, local leaders discussed how they are implementing sustainable practices within their organizations, why they are making sustainability a priority, and what successes and challenges they have faced while implementing sustainable policies. More than 200 City staff and community members took the opportunity to attend this presentation. 

Presenters:
Dr. David McInally, Coe College, President 
Mark Weldon, PepsiCo, Sustainability Engineer
Steve Shriver, Eco Lips, President and Founder; Brewhemia, Co-Owner



What the Science Says
November 29, 2016

On Nov. 29, we held our first Sustainable City Talk: What the Science Says. More than 170 community members and city employees listened and discussed what the science says about social and environmental sustainability in Cedar Rapids and the region. Presenters were Dr. Craig Just, Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, and Dr. Charles Connerly, Professor and Director for the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning and Founder of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities.

Resources from Talk:
Sustaining Ourselves Issue Guide
Sustaining Ourselves Circle Group Guide
Sustaining Ourselves Questionnaire: How can we best meet the needs of today and tomorrow?
The Skeptic's Guide to Sustainability 

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