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Happy Earth  Month!

Happy Earth  Month!

April 1, 2021

To celebrate Earth Day — April 22, 2021 — throughout the month of April, the City will share its sustainability accomplishments, provide updates on work underway, and encourage the community to pursue sustainability and take climate action!

To kick off Earth Month, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz shared a video message for residents: 

Play Video - City Manager's Earth Month Message
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“We’re very proud of the ongoing work that the members of our community have contributed as we build our Community Climate Action Plan together,” said Pomeranz. “The Community Climate Action Plan will address goals for reduced pollution, increased clean energy, and ensuring residents have access to essential needs, such as healthy food, nature, good-paying jobs and green jobs.”


Jump into Cedar Rapids' Climate Story

CR Community Climate Action logo in green and blue text with silhouette of City's Tree of Five Seasons statue.

Learn how Cedar Rapids is addressing the important challenges of climate change by viewing the interactive story and seeing how 1,400 residents of Cedar Rapids view these challenges.

» View Cedar Rapids' Climate Story «

Take the City Manager's 1-Bag Challenge

Clean Up CR logo with trash can and sunrise.

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz challenges every resident to pick up one bag of litter each year as a way to help Clean Up CR. Litter clean-up kits are available at several locations in Cedar Rapids. Filled litter bags can be set beside your GARBY cart on garbage collection day and will be collected for no additional cost. The 1-Bag Challenge is one program in a suite of efforts called "Clean Up CR" -- intended to keep our community a clean, healthy place to live. 

» Learn More & Take Action «

Residents are encouraged to follow the City’s social media pages all month for weekly video updates with green tips, City resources, and ideas to engage in protecting our environment as the community continues to mark and celebrate Earth Month.

Week 1 Video

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