116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city of Cedar Rapids is hosting events to gather input on its creation of a Community Climate Action Plan.
Public input events will take place starting Friday through June 26, according to a news release. The events will educate the community on the process of forming the plan and gather further input after an initial survey was conducted last fall.
The climate action plan will aim to strengthen the city’s resilience to climate events, reduce carbon emissions, transition to mostly or entirely renewable energy by 2050 and support the health and prosperity of all residents.
The committee advising the city on creation of the plan is centering equity in the process. Engagement events will be held in areas of Cedar Rapids identified as having higher social vulnerability. In exchange for input on the plan, city staff will offer resilience-focused tools such as insulated grocery bags, flash lights and water bottles.
Ten Rollin’ Recmobile events are scheduled to include plan engagement, as well as an event Saturday at the downtown library, coinciding with the year’s first farmers market. Those unable to attend in-person events may take an online survey at CityofCR.com/climate.
Where: Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE
When: 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday
Details: The event will be held outside, under the library awning facing Fourth Avenue SE and Greene Square.
Rollin’ Recmobile events with climate input opportunities:
Friday: Hidder Park, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: Cleveland Park, 2 to 3 p.m.
Monday: Redmond Park, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Jacolyn Park, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Daniels Park, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Reed Park, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
June 23: Delaney Park, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
June 24: Time Check Park, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Greene Square, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
June 26: Redmond Park, noon to 1 p.m.
Rollin’ Recmobile events will leverage funding through the National League of Cities’ 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience Program, which helped to add a mobile Neighborhood Resource Center component to the Recmobile van to boost city-community engagement. New features of the van include signage, digital survey stations, chairs and outdoor misters.
The van allows city staff to bring services and resources to neighborhoods throughout the city, in addition to games and recreational activities.
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