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Posted on: June 10, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Elk River Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Efforts


The City of Elk River has the honor of being recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and will
receive an award for advancing to become a Step 3 City by completing twenty one best practices. The award will be recognized at the upcoming League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) 2013 Annual
Conference on June 20. This award shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that Elk River is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 56 participating cities, Elk River is helping to lead the way in sustainably across the state of Minnesota. Elk River 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. Details on the best practices the city has completed can be seen by visiting, clicking on “See all cities” next to the map, and then clicking on the city's name.

This award is a great achievement for Elk River. And by being part of a sustainability program, the 56
GreenStep cities are helping to secure Minnesota’s natural beauty for the future while also helping the cities and regions 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, managed by a public-private partnership, is based upon 28 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, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation. More at

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