Edina, Minn., June 20, 2022 – Eight businesses were recently recognized as “Green Businesses” by the City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC).
The EEC recognizes businesses that model green and sustainable actions. Since its launch in May 2019, nearly 20 Edina businesses have earned the Green Business Recognition in gold, silver and bronze levels.
Earning the gold designation were Accredited Investors Wealth Management, Lunds & Byerlys, Western National Insurance Group and Wooden Hill Brewing Company. Organizations with the silver designation are Edina Community Lutheran Church and SoundGate Hearing Clinic. Clothes Mentor and Serge and Jane are bronze-level Green Businesses.
Businesses earn points for taking green actions within their daily operations in the areas of solid waste, recycling, purchasing, energy use, landscaping and water conservation, transportation and more. Businesses can earn recognition as a gold, silver or bronze Green Business and will be able to post their recognition level publicly for shoppers and other patrons. To maintain their recognition level, businesses are required to resubmit their application every two years.
“The Green Business Recognition Program is a chance for the City to say thank you to businesses who champion environmentally friendly operating practices,” said Sustainability Manager Grace Hancock, staff liaison to the EEC. “Edina has set important goals to address climate change and provide a sustainable place to live, work and play. Thanks to this program, the community can continue to make progress on these goals and feel good about supporting these green businesses.”
Businesses of all types are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply online at www.BetterTogetherEdina.org/green-business-recognition-program. For more information, contact Liz Moore at LMoore@EdinaMN.gov.