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Posted on: January 13, 2023

City Recognizes Four More ‘Green Businesses’

Edina, Minn., Jan. 11, 2023 – Four more 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. Southdale Center and Bellmont Partners earned a gold designation. Interlachen Country Club and Waterfront Financial Group earned silver. 

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 are 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. 

Other businesses that currently hold a designation are Accredited Investors Wealth Management, Lunds & Bylerlys, Western National Insurance and Wooden Hill Brewing Company, gold; Edina Community Lutheran Church and Soundgate Hearing Clinic, silver; and Clothes Mentor and Serge & Jane, bronze.

“The Green Business Recognition Program is a chance for local businesses to showcase their commitment to the environment and Edina community,” said Sustainability Manager Grace Hancock, staff liaison to the EEC. “Edina customers have a choice when shopping, and this ‘Green Business’ designation allows businesses to show they share the same values as Edina community members to improve the surrounding environment.”

Businesses of all types are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through April each year. Learn more and apply online at www.BetterTogetherEdina.org/green-business-recognition-program. For more information, contact Liz Moore at [email protected] 

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