Northfield Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Efforts

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The City of Northfield had the honor of being recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and received Step 2 and 3 block awards at the recent League of Minnesota Cities Conference on June 26th for advancing through Step 2 to become a Step 3 City in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program.

“This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Northfield is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Jasper Kruggel, the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Coordinator for the City of Northfield.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 83 participating cities, the City of Northfield is helping to lead the way in sustainably across the state of Minnesota. The City of Northfield has worked hard to implement best practices in order to fulfill their sustainability goals. Actions that are taken within the program focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, and the encouragement of civic innovation. You can learn more about Northfield’s efforts at http://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/cityInfo.cfm?ctu_code=2395265.

“This award is a great achievement for Northfield,” said Mayor Dana Graham of Northfield. “And by being part of the program, Northfield and our 82 peer cities are helping to secure Minnesota’s natural beauty for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically and socially.”

About GreenStep Cities: 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 28 best practices that are tailored to Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation. More at www.MnGreenStep.org.