Eden Prairie is Serious about Living Green

In Blog on September 5, 2012 by Community Expert Team
Eden Prairie is Serious about Living Green

Regardless of your location, “living green” is something you should be interested in. After all, you want to do your part in protecting the environment and ensuring the future well-being of the world as you know it.

The City of Eden Prairie is serious when it comes to being mindful of the environment and taking care of the local area.

Over the past few years, the city has taken many steps to reduce its environmental footprint. While the movement started slow, thousands of Eden Prairie residents have jumped on board and are now living their life this way.

Did you know that Eden Prairie is part of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program? This shows just how much the people of the city care about the environment.

The steps that Eden Prairie has taken have not gone unnoticed. The city won the mywaterpledge.com-sponsored “Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation for the Midwest region as well as being awarded honorable mention for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Awards.

Local Green Initiatives

The city is very proud of its 20-40-15 initiative. The goals associated with this plan include:

  • Improve energy efficiency in all city facilities by 20 percent
  • Increase fuel efficiency of all city owned vehicles by 40 percent
  • Meet these goals by the year 2015

By working side by side with McKinstry Company, the city is making many changes to school and office buildings to increase energy efficiency.

If you want to live in a city that is serious about saving the environment, Eden Prairie is the place for you.

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