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09/20/2017
The group is involved in the Minnesota Greenstep Cities program and Partners in En-ergy, both ongoing city efforts to improve energy use and the environmental impact. GreenStep Cities, which the city joined in June, is a free and voluntary program that offers cities a pathway to achieve their...
07/31/2017
On July 24, the Maplewood City Council unanimously agreed to join about 360 other cities — including nearby St. Paul, Minneapolis, Falcon Heights and other Twin Cities suburbs — in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. This comes after President Donald Trump recently announced his plans to...
07/27/2017
Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer recently accepted an award from Project GreenStep. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 113 participating cities and tribal nations, the City of Belle Plaine is helping to lead the way in sustainability across the...
07/24/2017
Saint Anthony Village is winning accolades for moving toward becoming a green city. For a town of fewer than 10,000 residents, Saint Anthony Village in Minnesota is more than ahead of the environmental curve; you could say the city is designing the road. In 2016, Saint Anthony—the first town in...
07/18/2017
The city of Elk River has been recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and received a Step 4 award recognizing its advancement in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference in June. “This recognition shows community members and other cities across...
07/11/2017
BURNSVILLE, MN — The city of Burnsville was once again recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City, receiving a “Step 5” award in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference June 15. “This recognition shows community members and other...
07/08/2017
The city of Cottage Grove has reached the third step in a five-step sustainability program. GreenStep Cities was launched a decade ago by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and has since signed on 113 cities for the program. Including Cottage Grove, 25 cities are currently at step three....
07/05/2017
When it comes to a ranking of Minnesota’s “green cities,” Hutchinson stands out. Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Maplewood and St. Anthony in the heart of the metro area top the list, but are joined there by rural Hutchinson and Elk River. All six are ranked at “Step 5” atop a ranking of more...
07/05/2017
Congratulations to the City of Roseville for its recognition as a Minnesota GreenStep City. Roseville has received a certificate honoring their continued participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. The certificate was presented at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference June...
07/03/2017
Mayor Sean Dowse presented the GreenStep Cities step three and four awards to the citizens of Red Wing. Dowse received the awards on Red Wing’s behalf at the League of Minnesota Cities annual meeting June 14-16 in Rochester. “GreenStep Cities is a free and voluntary program...

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