Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. The program outlines 29 best practices that correspond to implementable actions that are tailored to Minnesota cities. The focus of Minnesota GreenStep Cities is to promote cost savings and energy use reduction while encouraging civic innovation.
In 2016, South St. Paul joined the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program which reflects the City’s commitment to long-range, strategic planning to ensure that the community evolves to meet the needs of tomorrow. As of 2018, South St. Paul has been implementing five best practices and is working towards recognition as a Step 2 GreenStep City. The City hopes to make progress towards Step 3 in the coming year. More information about the GreenStep Cities Program or the City’s progress in the program can be found here.