Elk River’s environmental efforts win award

The city of Elk River has been recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and received a Step 4 award recognizing its advancement in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference in June.
“This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the city of Elk River is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” said Amanda Bednar, GreenStep City coordinator with Elk River.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. Actions that are taken within the program focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation and the encouragement of civic innovation. Elk River is one of 113 participating cities and tribal nations. For details, go to www.MnGreenStep.org.
“This award is a great achievement for Elk River,” said Elk River Mayor John Dietz. “By being part of the program, Elk River and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.”