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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Northfield recognized for environmental sustainability efforts

GreenStep City block

The City of Northfield received an award for advancing to become a Step 4 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Northfield is one of 140 participating cities and tribal nations in the 10-year old challenge, assistance, and recognition program.

“This award 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 Beth Kallestad, City of Northfield program coordinator (Climate Action Plan) and GreenStep program lead.

GreenStep City block

Photo of a Minnesota GreenStep Cities award

The City of Northfield has worked hard to implement best practices in order to meet their sustainability goals with support from the GreenStep program and their peers. Actions taken within the program focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation, climate change, and the encouragement of civic innovation. 

Learn more about Northfield’s efforts

“This award is a great achievement for Northfield,” Kallestad continued. “And by being part of the program, Northfield and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.”

About GreenStep

Minnesota GreenStep is a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program to help cities and tribal nations achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. Celebrating its 10th year serving Minnesota communities, this free continuous improvement program is based upon 29 best practices that are tailored to Minnesota cities and tribal nations. 

Learn more about Minnesota GreenStep.

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