The City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC) launched a new business recognition program to celebrate green and sustainable actions promoted by local businesses in Edina. The program is one step toward recognizing businesses and community members who employ green practices.
“Many of our Edina businesses have been doing great things for our environment and we want to share that with their customers and Edina residents,” said EEC Commissioner Michelle Horan. “The purpose of the Green Business Recognition program is to highlight and publicize those businesses in our community who have taken actions to become more environmentally responsible, inspire other businesses to begin or take further sustainable actions and connect businesses with further support and resources.”
Businesses of all types are encouraged to apply. 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 clients.
“We hope that this serves as an opportunity to highlight those leaders in the business community, helps businesses collaborate to share opportunities for green practices and empowers consumers to frequent green-minded businesses,” said City Management Fellow Casey Casella, who serves as support staff for the EEC.
Learn more and apply online at EdinaMN.gov/Sustainable. For more information, contact Casella at ccasella@EdinaMN.gov.