North St. Paul was recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City receiving Step 3 of 4 at the League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference in St. Paul on June 15, 2016 during a special GreenStep Cities Celebration. North St. Paul is taking steps in the direction of greater sustainability. Over the past year the City has achieved/implemented the 15 best practices required for the Step 3 award. Some of these best practices include: making no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in City-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs; purchasing LEDs for all future street lighting and traffic signals; and developing a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration and stewardship projects.
About GreenStep Cities
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustain ability and quality-of-life goals. This free continuous improvement program, managed by a public-private partnership, is based on 29 best practices. Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more actions at a one, two or three-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.