City of Elk River Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Elk River Minnesota Greensteps

(Elk River, MN) — June 17th, 2022   – The City of Elk River received an award for being a Steps 4 and 5 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program . Elk River is one of 147 participating cities and tribal nations in the 12 – year – old challenge, assistance, and recognition program.
“This award shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Elk River is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation , ” shared Cal Portner, City Administrator with the City of Elk River.
Elk River has worked hard to implement best practice actions in order to meet their own sustainability goals with support from the GreenStep program and their peers . Actions taken within the program focus on cost savings , energy use reduction , resource conservation , climate change , and the encouragement of civic innovation . You can learn more about Elk River’s efforts at
“This award is a great achievement for the City of Elk River , ” Cal Portner continued. “And by being part of the program , Elk River and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically. ”
About GreenStep:
Minnesota GreenStep is a voluntary challenge , assistance , and recognition program to help cities and tribal nations achieve their sustainability and quality – of – life goals . This free continuous improvement program is based upon 29 best practices that are tailored to Minnesota cities and tribal nations . More at

Photo Credit:  City of Elk River


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