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Minnesota GreenStep Cities

greenstepMinnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality of life goals. The city is committed to become more sustainable by focusing on implementation of best practices related to the GreenStep Cities program.

Woodbury became a Minnesota Green Step City in 2013. That same year, the city received an award at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference for advancing through Steps 1-3 of the program. The city was recognized as a "Step 3" City by completing 22 of the 28 best practices listed below.

GreenStep 28 Best Practices

  1. Efficient Existing Public Buildings
  2. Efficient Existing Private Buildings
  3. New Green Buildings
  4. Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals
  5. Building Reuse
  6. Comprehensive Plan and Implementation
  7. Efficient City Growth
  8. Mixed Uses
  9. Efficient Highway-Oriented Development
  10. Conservation Design
  11. Complete Green Streets
  12. Mobility Options
  13. Efficient City Fleets
  14. Demand-Side Travel Planning
  15. Purchasing
  16. Urban Forests
  17. Efficient Stormwater Management
  18. Parks and Trails
  19. Surface Water Quality
  20. Efficient Water and Wastewater Facilities
  21. Septic Systems
  22. Solid Waste Reduction
  23. Local Air Quality
  24. Benchmarks and Community Engagement
  25. Green Business Development
  26. Renewable Energy
  27. Local Food
  28. Business Synergies

 Learn more on the Minnesota GreenStep Cities website