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 their 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.
The voluntary program is getting results. GreenStep calculates that enrolled cities have saved $8.3 million in annual energy costs, created more than 580 renewable energy sites, added more than 130 electric vehicle stations, and have more than 230 certified green buildings.