Community Engagement Peer-Learning Cohort (CEC) with Greenstep Cities – Notes and Next Steps
- Session One Thurs April 29 1:30 to 3pm Engaging Residents and Businesses Session One Resources CEC Session One Notes/Worksheets
- Session Two Tues May 18 1:30 to 3pm Developing & Sustaining Community Session Two Resources CEC Session 2 Notes/Worksheets
- Session Three Tues June 15 1:30 to 3pm Effective Environmental Commissions Session Three Resources CEC Session 3 Notes/Worksheets
- NEW Development Review Guide for Environmental Commissions Executive Summary the full guide will be available soon
Workshops for Commissions
Mark your calendar to join us GreenStep Fall Workshop on Community Engagement Wed Oct 20th 2021 9 to 11am at the League of MN Cities and on zoom – more info and the RSVP link will be posted here https://www.eventbrite.com/o/minnesota-greenstep-cities-and-tribal-nations-18017175524
Resources to help you launch or strengthen your environmental commission and/or Green Team.
One on one support for cities to start or strengthen environmental commissions and/or city staff green teams. Contact: Sean Gosiewski, Green Step Best Practice Advisor, BPA #24.1 612 240-0389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Commission Chair Networking Calls sharing goals, next steps, challenges and successes.
County Clusters – adjacent cities working together to meet city and county equity, sustainability, and resilience goals Commission and community coalition volunteers meet regularly by county to share successes & challenges and plan ways cities and their county can work together. Contact us to get involved.
GreenStep City Best Practices: Resilient Economic and Community Development
#24.1 – Benchmarks and Community Engagement
Contact: Sean Gosiewski, Green Step Best Practice Advisor, BPA #24 612 240-0389 email@example.com
BPA 24.1 Use a city commission, or committee to lead, coordinate, and report to and engage community members on implementation of sustainability best practices.
Many GreenStep cities use an existing group, such as a city environmental commission or an existing civic group, as their GreenStep implementation or “green” team. Those forming a new committee to lead, coordinate and report on the implementation of GreenStep best practices
- Tips for creating and maintaining successful green teams
- PowerPoint on commission formation,
- Organizing Guide from GreenStep.
- RCC’s New-Resources-GSC-BP-24-Benchmarks-Community-Engagement
- Forming a Team (Section 4) Sustainability Planning Toolkit (ICLEI, 2009)
- Read about how green teams work in the cities of Scandia and Crosslake.
- New : The GreenStep Green Team Work Plan covers tips for creating and maintaining successful green teams and much more: case studies, testimonials, and step-by-step guidance on how Green Teams might move forward on Benchmarking Public Buildings (BP 1.1) and Comprehensive and Related Plans (BP 6).