Green Step

 The City of Scandia received an award for advancing to become a Step 3 city in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference on June 27. 

“This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Scandia is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Brenda Eklund, Deputy Clerk and GreenStep program lead with Scandia. 

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 127 participating cities and tribal nations, the City of Scandia is helping to lead the way in sustainably across the state of Minnesota. The City of Scandia 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 Scandia’s efforts at

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

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.


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