Edina, Minn., June 1, 2021 – The City of Edina recently received an award for being a Steps 4 and 5 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Edina is one of 143 participating cities and tribal nations in the 11-year-old challenge, assistance and recognition program.
“This award shows community members and other cities across Minnesota the City of Edina is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” said Grace Hancock, Sustainability Coordinator and GreenStep program lead with the City of Edina.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. This free continuous improvement program is based upon 29 best practices that are tailored to Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation, climate change and the encouragement of civic innovation.
Edina is one of 25 cities that have achieved Step 5. Edina has worked hard to implement best practice actions in order to meet its own sustainability goals with support from the GreenStep program and their peers. “This award is a great achievement for the City of Edina,” Hancock said. “And by being part of the program, Edina and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.”
You can learn more about Edina’s efforts at EdinaMN.gov/Sustainability. To learn specifics on Edina’s GreenStep Cities designation, visit mngreenstep.org. For more information, contact Hancock at 952-826-1621.