At the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference June 21st, the City of New Brighton received an award for advancing to become a Step 3 city in the GreenStep program.
“This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of New Brighton is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Craig Schlichting, who serves as the GreenStep program lead with New Brighton.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 122 participating cities and tribal nations, the City of New Brighton is helping to lead the way in sustainability across the state of Minnesota. The City of New Brighton 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, resource conservation, and the encouragement of civic innovation. You can learn more about New Brighton’s efforts at http://mngreenstep.org.
“This award is a great achievement for New Brighton,” said Mayor Valerie Johnson of New Brighton. “And by being part of the program, New Brighton and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.”