Climate Action Plan

The City of Northfield invites the community to review and provide feedback on the DRAFT Climate Action Plan. Climate Change Impacts is one of the six priorities in the City’s Strategic Plan.

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It considers a larger approach to decision-making by determining ahead of time how policies and actions affect people, the environment and our economy.

What does Zero Landfill mean?

Zero landfill is the shortened version of “zero waste to landfill”, which means exactly what it sounds like - sending nothing to the landfill.

It supports the redesign of resource life cycles, so we maintain the maximum value of those resources and eliminate the need to dispose resources.

Resources for zero landfill

Minneapolis’ Zero Hero program

Zero Waste Home

GreenStep Cities

The City of Northfield participates in the Green Step Cities program and is currently a Step 3 city. Many of the items in the city’s Climate Action Plan (in development) will be tied to Green Step Cities efforts.

See Northfield's GreenStep details


Interested in joining these efforts? Lean more about volunteer opportunities and sign up to volunteer on our Northfield Share volunteer page.

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