Maplewood was presented with the GreenStep Cities Step 4 award during the League of Minnesota Cities Conference in St. Paul on June 15, 2016. Step 4 is the highest achievement a City can receive in the program at this time. Accepting the award on behalf of the City are (from left to right): Councilmember Smith, Chris Swanson, Environmental Specialist, Councilmember Juenemann, Mike Funk, Assistant City Manager, and Shann Finwall, Environmental Planner.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability goals through implementation of best practices. The City of Maplewood has been participating in the program since December 2010. As an early participant in the program, Maplewood is helping lead the way in sustainability across the State of Minnesota.
For more information on the GreenStep Cities program and the city's sustainability best practices achieved to date, visit the GreenStep Cities website.