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GREENSTEP GROUP

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 resiliency, sustainability, and a better quality of life for its citizens.

The GreenStep Group is made up of citizen activists who work with city officials to coordinate zoning laws with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. They pay particular attention to preserving green spaces and promoting native plantings.

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.

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ELECTRIC CARS

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.

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RECYCLING/ COMPOSTING

Increasing recycling and introduction of composting for residents and businesses is a goal for 2020.

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.

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SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING

We encourage sustainable purchasing practices by the city, businesses, and institutions.

 
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