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05/01/2015
The City of Chisholm hosted a meeting about the Minnesota GreenStep City program Wednesday at the Chisholm Senior Citizen Center. The city council adopted a resolution allowing the city to participate in the GreenStep City Program in February. City Building and Zoning Official Steve Erickson...
04/29/2015
The City of Chisholm will host a meeting about the Minnesota GreenStep City program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Chisholm Senior Citizen Center. The city council adopted a resolution allowing the city to participate in the GreenStep City Program in February. City Building and Zoning...
04/25/2015
Seven years ago, the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation establishing the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program to provide a series of sustainable development best practices. Using the best practices, local governments such as cities could focus on opportunities to reduce energy use and...
04/23/2015
Heating an outdoor pool can be quite costly. But a student at the University of Minnesota-Morris is working to see if alternative energy could help ease the financial stress. Environmental science sophomore Kelly Fischer is working this semester to help pool owners determine if it would be...
04/22/2015
Saint Paul, MN, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, the Minnesota‐based Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—partnership is kicking off a program to work closely with farmers and rural small businesses to advance renewable energy projects. For more than...
04/21/2015
Small businesses around Lake Street provide a huge opportunity to find energy savings, according to a recent analysis by Xcel Energy. “There is untapped potential out there,” said Matt Kazinka, Lake Street Council sustainability coordinator. A data dive by Xcel shows which...
04/21/2015
Megan Luxford, College in the High School coordinator in the University of Minnesota Crookston Center for Adult Learneing, organized activities for a meeting of the Helping Hands Club at the Cathedral School that highlighted Crookston as a GreenStep City and what we can do for the Earth. With...
04/11/2015
Though a sunny afternoon in March, the thermometer shows it’s a bone-chilling 5 below. “Come look at this,” says Michael Northbird, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s general assistance program manager. He points to the seven 4-foot-by-10-foot solar thermal collectors on...
04/10/2015
Kelly Fischer ’17, Roseville is working with the University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns, the University of Minnesota Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Solar Skies Manufacturer of Solar Collectors, and the Clean Energy Resource Teams to determine the feasibility...
04/06/2015
We have been familiar with LED technology for some time. However, price and financial incentives as well as the long-term reliability of LED lights became clear to us a couple years ago (2013). I was tired of pulling out our 24-foot ladder in the brisk winters to change out our old metal halide...

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