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Eden Prairie Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Post Date:July 18, 2018

GreenStep Cities AwardThe City of Eden Prairie was recognized as part of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program and for a second time received the “Step 5” award at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference in June. Eden Prairie is one of only 10 other cities to accomplish Step 5 recognition, the highest level of achievement in the program.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a free, continuous improvement program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. The initiative focuses on 29 best practices related to cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation and encouragement of civic innovation. As one of 122 participating Minnesota cities and tribal nations, Eden Prairie is helping to lead the way in sustainability.

“Receiving this award for a second time is a great achievement for Eden Prairie,” said Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens. “By participating in the program, Eden Prairie and our peer cities are making Minnesota more resilient for the future while helping our communities thrive economically.”

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