LEARNING CENTER

Our learning center is designed to bring you information on local, state, and national news on various topics such as sustainability, legislation, climate change, energy conservation, environmental stewardship, waste reduction, bicycle safety, and more.

 

ADOPTED CITY OF STILLWATER RESOLUTIONS

Sustainable Stillwater MN

Sustainable Stillwater MN has helped the City of Stillwater pass multiple resolutions to improve our community and our natural environment. This list also includes resolutions that are support SSMN but were adopted without our help.

MN LEGISLATOR VOTING RECORDS

Conservation Minnesota

Find Legislators - Senate and House Representatives. View their voting records. Stillwater is located in District 39. We have two house representatives which are District 39A and 39B. Conservation Minnesota tracks key conservation bills and informs Minnesotans of their legislators' decisions.

HOME ENERGY GUIDE

MN Commerce Department

The Home Energy Guide provides steps to achieve energy efficiency and shows how reducing energy use will lower your energy bills, make your homes safer and healthier, and contribute positively to the environment.  The guide offers practical information on ways to improve your home’s performance, ranging from simple, no-cost behavior changes to more comprehensive energy-related investments. It includes tips that you can accomplish on your own, along with suggestions for choosing and working with a contractor for larger projects.

INSECT POLLINATOR MANAGEMENT

MN Department of Agriculture

Insect pollinator best management practices for Minnesota yards and gardens. Insect pollinators are in trouble, populations are declining. More than one-third of all plants or plant products consumed by humans are directly or indirectly dependent on insects for pollination. Many plants such as almond, apple, blueberry, sunflower, clover, canola, etc. cannot reproduce without the help from insect pollinators.

LIGHTS OUT PROGRAM (BIRD-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES)

Audubon Minnesota

The Lights Out program has been ongoing since 2007. It is supported by both Building Owners and Manager’s Associations (Minneapolis and St. Paul) and by the individual building staff. Lights Out is good for business and is an initiative to be proud of.

PERSONAL BEST PRACTICES 

Sustainable Stillwater MN

This is one of the simplest ways to help the cause. Practice sustainability in your home and your daily life. This can be done on a small scale, like using reusable bags for groceries, or on a large scale, by supporting candidates for public office and programs that support sustainability.