06:00 PM - 08:15 PM
5200 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443
The October Think Again Brooklyns forum will give an overview of the GreenStep Cities program.
Brooklyn Park is not currently a GreenStep City. It will soon have major projects underway, which will increase city opportunities to implement green step practices.
The reconstruction of the northern part of West Broadway
Development along the Bottineau Light Rail Transit line
Further development in the northern part of the city
Ddding biking and walking paths
Find out what the GreenStep Cities program offers and how the GreenStep Cities program has worked in a nearby city to consider whether it could benefit Brooklyn Park.
6:00 p.m. pizza buffet and social
6:30 p.m. program
About the speakers
Philipp Muessig, Minnesota Pollution Control
Philipp Muessig's background is in community development and science. He coordinates the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's GreenStep Cities program, a challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability goals by using 28 best practices.
Jeff Alger, City of New Hope
Jeff Alger is the Community Development Assistant and GreenStep Coordinator for the City of New Hope. He will first explain what motivated the New Hope City Council to authorize the City to participate in the GreenStep Cities program. Then he will describe what projects the city has already completed to become a Step 2 City and the steps it is currently taking to become a Step 3 City. Finally, he will tell us how the city and its residents have benefited from being a Green-Step City, and what the financial costs and savings to the city have been.
Sarah Zarrin, Edina Energy and Environment Commission
Sarah is the Vice Chair of the Edina Energy and Environment Commission and will explain its work with the City Council to advance sustainability and reduce emissions.
Josie Shardlow, City of Brooklyn Park
Josie Shardlow will discuss the Brooklyn Park projects.
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