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Press Release - GreenStep Cities Progress

2018 GreenStep Press Report

Dated: June 28, 2018 

From: City of Inver Grove Heights 

Media Contact: Ally Hillstrom, Inver Grove Heights, 

Thursday, June 28, 2018, Inver Grove Heights, MN – One week ago the City of Inver Grove Heights received an award for advancing to become a Step 2 city in the GreenStep program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference June 21st. 

“This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Inver Grove Heights is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Ally Hillstrom, who serves as the GreenStep program lead with Inver Grove Heights.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 122 participating cities and tribal nations, the City of Inver Grove Heights is helping to lead the way in sustainably across the state of Minnesota. The City of Inver Grove Heights has worked hard to implement best practices in order to fulfill their sustainability goals. Actions that are taken within the program focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation, and the encouragement of civic innovation. You can learn more about Inver Grove Heights’s efforts at

“This award is a great achievement for Inver Grove Heights,” said Mayor George Tourville of Inver Grove Heights. “And by being part of the program, Inver Grove Heights and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.” 

You can find a large group photo of all of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities in attendance at the LMC Conference at Click the ↓ down arrow button below and to the right of the image to download it from Flickr. 

About GreenStep Cities: Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program to help cities 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, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation. More at

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