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10/17/2017
The Wyoming City Council voted at Oct. 3 meeting to join the Greenstep initiative. Organization Metro Clean Energy Resource Team Director Diana McKeown gave a short presentation about the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. “It is a voluntary program for cities looking at sustainability and best...
10/14/2017
MARSHALL — Minnesota GreenStep Coordinator Phillipp Muessig told 30 attendees at a GreenStep community forum Thursday that Marshall’s chapter has been top-notch in the state for efforts to paint the city green. The forum, held at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, was a prime example of “going green...
10/07/2017
By day, Tim Reckmeyer of Prior Lake works for Microsoft. “I’m a technology geek,” he said. But it’s more likely you’ve seen him around because of his constant campaign for reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. He’s a member of the Scott County chapter of Citizens’ Climate...
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....

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