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06/26/2016
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 49 member cities and one tribal community at a June 15 awards ceremony for completing at least one of four participation steps in the GreenStep Cities initiative. GreenStep Cities is a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve...
06/24/2016
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized St. Louis Park as one of 49 member cities and one tribal community honored at an awards ceremony for completing at least one of four participation steps in the GreenStep Cities initiative. GreenStep Cities is a free and voluntary program designed to help...
06/22/2016
ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Officials in Albert Lea are doing their best to help reduce pollution in the air and energy use in the workplace by becoming a GreenStep City. City officials will set certain environmental goals they want to obtain. They plan to minimize the use of energy and decrease the...
06/17/2016
TRIMONT, Minn. — When the Fullers decided to save their barn and add on a shop, they embarked on a decade-long journey that ended with a reclaimed barn, a geo-thermal heating and cooling system for energy efficiency, and a solar array to power the farm with renewable energy. While many told them...
06/17/2016
Click play below to listen to the story: Global climate change might seem to call for global action, but there are efforts going on in places you wouldn’t necessarily look, with countless examples in cities across Minnesota. Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, who has attended global...
06/16/2016
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 49 member cities and one tribal community at a recent awards ceremony for completing at least one of four participation steps in the GreenStep Cities initiative. GreenStep Cities is a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve...
06/16/2016
A consortium of area partners have launched the Chisago Area Clean Energy Hub to help area residents, businesses and institutions implement solar and energy saving projects. A central component of the nationally-recognized Chisago Lakes Area America’s Best Communities (ABC) plan, the Chisago Area...
06/11/2016
More than 100 Minnesota cities of all sizes now participate in the GreenStep Cities program established by the Legislature in 2008 and launched in 2010. Of those, only a handful have reached Step 4 for implementing best practices focused on reducing energy use and greenhouse gases. Hutchinson is...
06/10/2016
GRAND MARAIS, Minnesota – On the hillside above the picturesque Lake Superior harbor, 33-year-old Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux tidies the kitchen in his modest bed & breakfast. The southern Minnesota native worked as a guide in the Boundary Waters, managed motels and lived in a yurt with his wife and...
06/08/2016
The Creation Care Team of Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, will host an EarthCare Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, for participants to learn practical ideas and information to help care for the Earth. Throughout the day, the public is invited to view booths and displays from...

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