Group Leader: Linda Countryman
Stillwater has been designated a Minnesota GreenStep City since 2018, thanks in part to the efforts of the Sustainable Stillwater GreenStep team. The GreenStep program has guidelines to help cities achieve sustainability, resiliency, and a better quality of life for its citizens.
The GreenStep Group is made up of citizen advocates who work with city officials to coordinate local programs and practices under the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. They pay particular attention to the Plan’s sustainable best practices that address green building, energy efficiency, natural resource conservation, transportation, and much more.
Please contact Linda if you'd like to join the GreenStep Workgroup on one of their current projects.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
If you are interested in working on one of the following projects, please join the GreenStep group meetings. The meetings are every second to last Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM on ZOOM.
CHESTNUT STREET PLAZA PROJECT
Our GreenSteps team is working with the City of Stillwater's project manager on creating the best project plan to meet the needs of everyone. We are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and expanding opportunities for economic vitality in Stillwater.
The GSC team has discussed multiple different options to up Stillwater's Electric Vehicle (EV) game. Everything from converting the city's different fleets to EVs, installing public EV charging stations, to hosting EV car shows with educational aspects.
BIRD CITY PROGRAM
We aim for Stillwater to become a Bird City. Becoming a Bird City will support our community in our efforts of protecting and managing green spaces, educating our citizens, landscaping with native plants, and generally make urban areas both friendlier for birds and people to live and work.
LAWNS TO LEGUMES
The Lawns to Legumes program offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns.