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Upcoming Sustainable City Talks
City Leaders Pursuing Sustainability
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. | Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Auditorium 
City leadership will share sustainability success and visions for the future. During this event, you'll discover why and how Cedar Rapids city leaders are pursuing sustainability, learn about the City’s innovative projects, and engage in discussion. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to share, and based on feedback from past events, there will be additional time for Q&A and engagement with those in attendance.

Speakers: 

Sandi Fowler, Assistant City Manager
Jennifer Pratt, Community Development Director
Steve Hershner, Utilities Director
Sven Leff, Parks & Recreation Director

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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