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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.

The GreenCR Action Plan is the City of Cedar Rapids’ commitment to pursue sustainability and a higher quality of life in Cedar Rapids.

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GreenCR Action Plan | Elements

The GreenCR Action Plan encompasses four areas of work — elements — each with aspirational goals, measurable objectives, and action steps. Each element addresses the triple bottom line.

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The City leads in resource conservation and clean energy.

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The City protects and enhances nature to grow health, resilience, and partnerships.

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The City encourages development that maximizes vibrancy, inclusiveness, resource conservation, and fiscal responsibility.

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The City prioritizes equity and services that help all residents lead lives of purpose, health, and community.

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