Eden Prairie Gets Recognition for Sustainability Efforts
As part of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program, the City of Eden Prairie was recently recognized as becoming a Step 3 City at the League of Minnesota Cities Conference June 20.
According to a city press release, the city has been striving to become an energy-efficient community for a number of years, and began its efforts with the launch of the 20-40-15 initiative in 2006. The program calls for the city to improve energy efficiency in its facilities by 20 percent and increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet by 40 percent by 2015.
Shortly after the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program began in 2010, the Conservation Commission recommended to the City Council that Eden Prairie’s current efforts be broadened to include sustainability practices.
“This award is a great achievement,” Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens said in the release. “By being part of the program, the City of Eden Prairie and our 66 peer cities are helping to secure Minnesota’s natural beauty while also helping our cities thrive economically and socially.”
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance and recognition program, the release said.
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