Lakeland PBS - Cities and Tribal Nations Tackle Sustainability with GreenStep Program


by Staff
Friday, February 23, 2018

In June 2010, the state of Minnesota introduced a voluntary program to encourage cities to work toward and achieve their sustainability goals. The Minnesota GreenStep Cities program utilizes best practices that focus on cost-savings and energy-use reductions while also encouraging civic innovation. Several cities within the Lakeland Public Television coverage area have since signed on to become Minnesota GreenStep Cities. Take, for example, Pine River, which joined in 2010, Bemidji and Grand Rapids, which both joined in 2012, and Brainerd, which joined in 2013. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe became the state’s first American Indian nation to join the program in 2014.

To talk us through what the GreenSteps program is and how it is being used throughout northern Minnesota, we welcome to the program Anna Carlson, the assistant sustainability director at Bemidji State University, and Brandy Toft, deputy environmental director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

Click here to watch on the Lakeland PBS website >>


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