Marshall GreenStep City Advisory Committee presentation to City Council. PPTX developed by Erin Raveling @ Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce and delivered by Sharon Root @ Lyon County Environmental Office
MINNESOTAGREENSTEP CITIESCITY COUNCILPRESENTATION March 27, 2012
ADVISORY COMMITTEE Tim Olson YMCA Allan Bakke Western Community action Mark Antony Marshall Municipal Utilities Carol Biren Southwest Health and Human Services Sharon Root Lyon County Environmental Office Shane Waterman City of Marshall Tom Hoff SW/WC Service Cooperative Angela Chesley AVERA Erin Raveling Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Will Thomas SMSU Paul Kimman MN Pollution Control Agency Southwest Regional Development John Shepard Commission Rebekah Reynolds SHIP Contractor for SWHHS
OVERVIEWA voluntary program for cities: to challenge themselves to set goals and carry out activities that benefit the Environment, Economic Development, Community Health and City Budgets. to receive recognition for meeting Best Practices that have been established as part of Minnesota GreenStep Cities.
BACKGROUNDMinnesota GreenStep Cities grew out of a report to the 2009Legislature. Governed by a public-private partnership of theMinnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and severalnon-governmental organizations, the program is led by theMPCA.
BUILDINGS AND LIGHTING *Efficient Existing Public Buildings: Work with utilities and others to assess and finance energy and sustainability improvements for existing structures. *Efficient Existing Private Buildings: Work with utilities and others to assess and finance energy and sustainability improvements for existing structures. New Green Buildings: Construct new buildings to meet or qualify for a green building standard. Efficient Building & Street Lighting and Signals: Improve the efficiency of public lighting and signals. Building Reuse: Create economic and regulatory incentives for redeveloping and repurposing existing buildings before building new.
LAND USE *Comprehensive Plan and Implementation: Adopt a comprehensive plan and tie regulatory ordinances to it. Higher Density: Enable and encourage a higher density of housing or commercial land use. Efficient and Healthy Development Patterns: Mix land uses. Efficient Highway-Oriented Development: Adopt commercial development and design standards for highway road corridors. Conservation Design: Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems.
TRANSPORTATION Complete Green Streets: Create a network of multimodal green streets. Mobility Options: Promote active living and alternatives to single-occupancy car travel. Efficient City Fleets: Implement a city fleet investment, operations and maintenance plan. Demand-Side Travel Planning: Use Travel Demand Management and Transit-Oriented Design.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT *Purchasing: Adopt an environmentally preferable purchasing policy. Urban Forests: Increase city tree and plant cover. *Efficient Stormwater Management: Prevent stormwater generation. Green Infrastructure: Enhance city parks and trails. Surface Water Quality: Improve local water bodies. Efficient Water and Wastewater Facilities: Assess and improve drinking water and wastewater facilities. Septic Systems: Implement an effective management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems. Solid Waste Reduction: Increase waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Local Air Quality: Prevent generation of local air contaminants.
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT *Benchmarks & Community Engagement: Adopt outcome measures for GreenStep and other city sustainability efforts, engaging community members in ongoing education and discussion. *Green Business Development: Document the use of assistance programs for green business and job development. Renewable Energy: Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity. *Local Food: Strengthen local food and fiber production and access. Business Synergies: Network/cluster businesses to achieve better energy, economic and environmental outcomes.
OTHER MINNESOTA CITIESApple Valley (6/9/11) Farmington (5/2/11) Pine River (5/5/10)Arlington (3/7/11) Hanover (1/3/12) Pipestone (Considering)Austin (7/18/11) Hoffman (12/6/10) Red Wing (2/28/11)Bemidji (2/6/12) Hopkins (11/1/10) Richfield (1/10/12) Kasson (2/23/11) Rochester (12/6/10)Blackduck (10/4/10) Rogers (12/13/11)Breezy Point (6/7/10) La Prairie (9/7/10) Rosemount (12/20/11)Cottage Grove (12/1/10) Luverne (12/14/10) Royalton (9/7/10)Delano (6/21/11) Mahtomedi (10/5/10) Saint Anthony (2/8/11)Eagan (8/17/10) Mankato (8/9/10) Saint Cloud (6/7/10)Eden Prairie (6/14/11) Maplewood (12/13/10) Shorewood (6/27/11)Edina (1/18/11) Milan (6/1/10) Victoria (1/9/12) Northfield (6/15/10) Warren (9/13/11)Elk River (10/11/10) Oakdale (3/8/11) White Bear Lake (12/13/11)Falcon Heights (1/12/11) Willmar (3/5/12)
EXAMPLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS Mankato saved 700 million gallons of water by cooling the city’s energy center with treated waste water. Willmar installed LED lighting in the parking lot of Kennedy Elementary School. Red Wing adopted complete streets policy to increase walking and bicycle traffic to their historic downtown. Milan committed to buying only energy star certified equipment.
MARSHALL GREEN STEPSCOMPLETED Rebates/Co-funding for energy efficiency improvements Library meets green building standards Odd/Even Sprinkling schedule High School built with some green building techniques Expansion of Bike Trails & Bike Racks Implemented Traffic Calming Measures Safe Routes to School (Trails & Tunnel) Shop Local campaign (Chamber & Newspaper)
WHAT’S NEXT? Get an approved resolution by the Marshall City Council Enter currently completed best practices onto the Green Step City website (A CERTs GreenCorps member is available to assist GreenStep Cities with energy benchmarking thru August 2012.) Green Step City Advisory Committee working with community members and city officials to complete additional best practices Achieve level Green Step III status by 2014