What is sustainability?
To be sustainable is to meet the needs of today without preventing future generations from meeting their needs.
Pursuing sustainability in the City operation means addressing and improving environmental, social, and economic health concurrently — the triple bottom line of sustainability.
Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference
Let's create a low-carbon future, together.
May 24-25, 2022
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Join co-hosts Alliant Energy, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for the Sustainable Economy & Transportation Conference, Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This two-day event will host representatives from businesses, organizations, communities, and more from across the state of Iowa and beyond.
From installing green energy in your home or business to taking advantage of water conservation rebates and careers in sustainability — we encourage you to bring GreenCR sustainability principles with you wherever you go! Check out our list of available tools and resources to improve your own economic, social, and environmental wellbeing.
On September 28, 2021, City Council approved Cedar Rapids' Community Climate Action Plan. The Plan was developed in response to responds to Council's 2020 Climate Resolution calling for the community to take urgent action to respond to the impacts of climate change.
The GreenCR Action Plan is the City of Cedar Rapids’ commitment to pursue sustainability and a higher quality of life in Cedar Rapids.