Cedar Rapids Sustainability Coordinator Visits Decorah

You are invited to Eric Holthaus, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Cedar Rapids, to learn about Cedar Rapids’ sustainability initiatives. Holthaus will be the featured speaker at Energy Breakfast, Tuesday, January 15th at 7:30 AM at T-Bock’s Underground. He will cover topics including the development of the city’s Municipal Sustainability Plan, becoming a STAR Certified Community, and projects in waste reduction, solar, biking, and green yards.

Since joining the city of Cedar Rapids as Sustainability Coordinator, Eric has managed the City’s STAR Communities assessment, launched the City and State’s first Solar Group Buy, and advanced efforts in idling reduction, waste reduction, and staff engagement.  This work is shared in a quarterly newsletter called “Green is More.” His work today is focused on facilitating the City’s first municipal sustainability plan, the iGreenCR Action Plan.

Prior to joining the City, Eric worked for the University of Iowa as Sustainability Program Manager, overseeing the institution’s 60 percent waste diversion target and sustainability outreach programs. He graduated from the University of Iowa and earned his master’s degree from the University of Illinois. Before working for the University of Iowa, Eric was the Energy and Waste Steward at Luther College, focusing on student education and waste and energy reduction.

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is requested.

A breakfast buffet by T-Bock’s will be available for purchase if indicated during registration. To register for the event, visit energydistrict.org/breakfast/ or call Kristin at (563) 382-4207 ext. 4. This event is made possible by the members of the Winneshiek Energy District and T-Bock’s Sports Bar and Grill.

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