For Immediate Release
June 9, 2021
Melissa Baartman, City of Red Wing
Community & Economic Development Coordinator & GreenStep Coordinator
City of Red Wing Recognized for Sustainability Efforts
GreenStep City recognized for work to conserve resources & increase efficiencies
(June 9, 2021, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing received an award for being a Steps 4 and 5 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Red Wing is one of 143 participating cities and tribal nations in the 11- year-old challenge, assistance, and recognition program.
“This award shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Red Wing is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Melissa Baartman, Community & Economic Development Coordinator and GreenStep program lead with the City of Red Wing.
Red Wing has worked hard to implement best practice actions in order to meet their own 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. You can learn more about Red Wing’s efforts on the Minnesota GreenStep Cities website.
“The GreenStep Cities program is a voluntary program the allows each city to set its own pace and focus,” remarked Red Wing City Council member and Sustainability Commissioner Evan Brown. “I am proud of Red Wing being a leader in this program, and working year over year to build a cleaner, more resilient, and inclusive community. Recognized as being the highest step at step 5 means continuous improvement, and I look forward to where we go in the future."
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. This free continuous improvement program is based upon 29 best practices that are tailored to Minnesota cities and tribal nations. More at www.MnGreenStep.org.