Minnesota GreenStep Cities



What is GreenStep Cities?

GreenStep Cities
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability goals through implementation of 29 best practices. Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more specific actions from a list of four to eight actions. These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage innovation.

Visit the website at http://www.mngreenstep.org to learn more!
Download a GreenStep Cities Factsheet to learn about program basics.
Download a Testimonial Booklet to learn from the experiences of participating cities.

Map of Participating Cities


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Watch a Short Video About GreenStep Cities

This very brief video was created by Great Plains Institute to help introduce folks like you to GreenStep Cities. Take a look!


Green Cities Leading the Way

Green Cities Leading the Way is a coproduction of League of Minnesota Cities and Twin Cities Public TV. This 27 minute documentary highlights the sustainability measures being taken by four trailblazing Minnesota cities: Barnesville, Elk River, Minneapolis, and New Ulm.


Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission