Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Cedar Rapids
Happy Earth Day!
Did you know?…
The City Manager's #1BagChallenge has removed more than 100 tons of litter from City streets since 2012! Find out where you can pick up a mint green bag and join the challenge:
Everyone can be a part of the iGreenCR team as we all work together to create a more sustainable and greener community. Learn more:
The City of Cedar Rapids has been recognized as a League of American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly Community since 2009. Learn more:
Did you know your YARDY cart can take more than just yard waste? Compost all non-animal food scraps, coffee filters & grounds, and paper towels and napkins too! Learn what waste goes where:
Ten minutes of not running a car engine will prevent one pound of carbon dioxide.
The City of Cedar Rapids is dedicated to using LEED standards to guide the construction of new buildings.
We nicknamed our mini litter vacuum, "Snuffleupagus!" We're always finding new ways to cut back on litter in our community.
The Middle Cedar Partnership Project has leveraged more than $3 million from 17 partners to install cover crops, bioreactors, saturated buffers, and more in the watershed. These projects improve water quality and quantity challenges. Track our progress:
Installing prairies in parks and pollinator zones across the City are just a few of the initiatives we're taking to help our monarch population thrive.
Items that are not recyclable at the curbside — like garden hoses and food containers that still have liquid residue— can contaminate other clean recyclables, ruining an entire truckload! Learn how to be a better recycler:
Strategically placed solar arrays at water facilities across Cedar Rapids help keep rates low and reduce our carbon footprint. Learn more:
"When public and private organizations become better stewards of the environment, they create positive economic benefits for themselves and the entire community." —City Manager Jeff Pomeranz:
Our Stormwater Practices Cost-Share Program can help you pay for projects that improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff on your property. For residential projects, the City will reimburse 50% of the cost up to $2,000. Learn more:
Did you know that the City of Cedar Rapids has been nicknamed the Emerald City because of its vast urban forest? Through diverse planting strategies, we plant 20 to 30 different species every spring and fall. Learn more:
iGreenCR encourages water customers to implement cost-saving, water-efficient measures on their properties. Find a rebate that's right for you: