GreenStep Cities in the News

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10/19/2018
The city of North Branch is currently striving for GreenStep city status, about which North Branch Deputy City Clerk Ragina Varma gave a presentation during the North Branch City Council meeting Oct. 9. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary program started by the Minnesota Pollution Control...
09/08/2018
Being green, saving money, engaging the community, and gaining recognition for the city’s efforts in these areas are all reasons that the city of Minnetrista is considering joining the GreenStep Cities program. The GreenStep Cities program is free to all participating cities and spans five...
09/01/2018
Building and executing a sustainability plan can be a daunting exercise, particularly for a city of fewer than 700 residents, with only one part-time and three full-time city staffers, that relies heavily on volunteers for getting projects completed. Still, when then-City Councilmember Mary...
08/16/2018
Discussion was held at the Scandia City Council’s Aug. 1 work session about the city’s progress in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. As a Minnesota state initiative, the program encourages cities to implement environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. Scandia is currently a two-star...
08/01/2018
Local resident Carter Hedeen made a presentation asking that the city participate in the GreenStep Cities program. Mathisrud said the process would start with the city adopting a resolution to be a GreenStep City and start taking steps to “make the community more sustainable, or a greener...
07/27/2018
The City of New Brighton was recognized for advancing to become a Step 3 city in the GreenStep program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and...
07/26/2018
In Minnesota, climate change means more flash floods from extreme rainfall events. Plus, a climate voice from the Leech Lake Reservation and New York’s plan to build a massive flood barrier. Paul Huttner talks with Laura Millberg with the MPCA about the GreenStep Cities program. Click play...
07/24/2018
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized Shoreview for its step four achievement in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program this summer. GreenStep Cities is a free, voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities meet environmental sustainability goals through the implementation of 29 best...
07/17/2018
The City of Fridley was recognized for advancing to become a Step 2 city in the GreenStep program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of...
07/15/2018
The city of Isanti celebrated its achievement for advancing to become a Step 4 city in the GreenStep Cities program, an environmental and economic awareness program, during the July 3 Isanti City Council meeting. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a program of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...

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