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Richfield participates in GreenStep Cities Program

Post Date:04/17/2017 4:25 PM

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 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, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation.

The City of Richfield entered the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program in 2012.  Since then, the City has reached Step 2 by completing 8 best practices.  The City is in the process of completing an additional 8 best practices to be recognized as a Step 3 City. Recreation Services Director Jim Topitzhofer is the lead contact for the effort.




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