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Morris receives award for advancing to Step 4 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program!

The City of Morris received an award for being a Step 4 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Morris is one of 143 participating cities and tribal nations in the 11-year-old challenge, assistance, and recognition program.

Morris has worked hard to implement best practice actions in order to meet their own sustainability goals with support from the GreenStep program and their peers. Actions taken within the program focus on cost savings, energy use reduction, resource conservation, climate change, and the encouragement of civic innovation. You can learn more about Morris’s efforts at

“This award is a great achievement for the City of Morris,” Chris Watkins continued. “And by being part of the program, Morris and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically. It serves as yet another example of Morris leading the way and serving as an example for other rural communities of how to apply practical, common-sense approaches to the challenges facing our state while saving tax payer money and increasing efficiency and resiliency in local government operations.”

About GreenStep: Minnesota GreenStep is a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program to help cities and tribal nations 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 and tribal nations. More at

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