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Moorhead advances as a Minnesota GreenStep City

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency confirms Moorhead moves to GreenStep 2

Post Date:02/02/2018 8:00 am

The City of Moorhead joined the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program in 2017. Last summer, Mayor Williams and the Moorhead City Council passed a resolution of GreenStep Cities participation and directed the City’s staff to work toward best practices in conservation and sustainability. That was GreenStep 1. Since that time, the City of Moorhead has documented existing sustainability measures and completed actions toward even more best practices in recycling, energy conservation, and other “green” activities.

The Minnesota GreenSteps Cities program has recently assessed Moorhead’s progress and recognized the great work to improve sustainability and quality of life in Moorhead with best practices in the following areas:

  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Solid waste management & recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Communication
  • Wastewater efforts
  • Urban forestry
  • Mixed-use development & infill planning
  • Transit & mobility options

This means Moorhead is now a GreenStep 2 community! The City of Moorhead also recognizes our partners at River Keepers, the Audubon Society, and Moorhead Public Service for their innovation and hard work that contributes to moving our community forward as a GreenStep City! Watch for updates as our City works toward GreenStep 3.

Moorhead's GreenStep City coordinator is Assistant City Manager Dan Mahli, 218.299.5314.

About GreenStep Cities: The GreenStep Cities program is a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program developed by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and other partners to help Minnesota cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. This free continuous improvement program, managed by a public-private partnership, is based upon 29 best practices. Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more actions at a 1, 2 or 3-star level, from a list of four to eight actions. These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, and focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, and civic innovation.

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