Alliance for Sustainability – Linking Citizens and Cities for Sustainable Communities

We support teams of citizens in 40 metro cities active with their city’s Environmental Commissions and with green teams in schools, congregations and businesses to help their city to set and achieve community-wide energy, water quality, recycling, habitat restoration and resilience goals especially as part of cities’ new 2040 Comprehensive Plans and follow up implementation steps

Metro Wide Topic Resource Guide for Environmental Commissions

PDF Resource Guide April 7 Commissions

Please join us for our Spring 2018 Community Clean Energy Forums!

Faith Communities and Suburban Communities

Eden Prairie Congregations Clean Energy Forum

Sunday March 11 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Pax Christi Catholic Community

Caring for Creation Dinner with Paul Douglas

Sunday, April 15, 5-7pm at
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Minneapolis Campus Fellowship Hall
5025 Knox Ave S Mpls, MN 55419
Mount Olivet Members and the community are invited to attend this dinner event with Paul Douglas, well-known and respected meteorologist with more than 35 years of TV and radio experience in the Twin Cities area. Paul will discuss Caring for Creation, a book he co-authored with Pastor Mitch Hescox. Connecting the dots between science and faith, he will show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God’s creation that reflect our beliefs. He also will share ways to nurture and wisely steward the resources God has given us. Please RSVP for the dinner ($10 per person) at
http://www.mtolivet.org/care/creation-care

 

Create Harmony: Earth Day 2018

Sat April 21 with activities at 10am, Noon, 2pm 4:30pm

at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral www.mnipl.org/engage/events

Woodbury Earth Day Fair
Sat April 21, 3–7 pm at St. Ambrose Catholic Community, Woodbury http://www.saintambroseofwoodbury.org 

Maple Grove Earth Day Fair
Sun April 22, 9 am–12:30 pm
at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

Resilient Neighborhoods

Volunteer teams helping their city set and achieve energy, equity and resilience goals.

Minneapolis – Thurs May 3, 7 pm, Whittier Park Building

St. Paul – Sat May 12, 9 am, location TBA

We support citizen volunteers, elected & appointed leaders, and city staff in 40 metro communities to work together to achieve their communities’ sustainability goals, including:

  • Achieving MN Green Step Cities best practices
  • Including resilience and sustainability themes in their Comprehensive Plans
  • Engaging residents and businesses to take action to achieve city goals on to energy, active living, healthy food access, water quality, and zero waste with our nonprofit, county, and watershed district partners

We offer regular workshops/networking gatherings for city staff, city environmental & planning commission volunteers, elected leaders, and citizen volunteers to share their successes and lessons.

Please contact us so we can connect you with other Alliance volunteers who live in your city and explore ways to build your community and advance sustainability within your community.

Our volunteer coordinators in each county are available to support new and existing volunteer teams to plan their next steps.

In addition to supporting volunteers with City Environmental Commissions, we are also supporting citizen sustainability commissions in the following communities (more are welcome):

Anoka County Communities

Community Coordinator

Anoka

Blaine

Columbia Heights

Coon Rapids

Fridley

Lexington

More are welcome!

Carver County Communities

Community Coordinator

Chanhassen

Chaska

Carver

Waconia

Victoria

More are welcome!

 

Scott County Communities

Community Coordinator

Belle Plaine

Jordan

Shakopee

Prior Lake

Savage

More are welcome!

 

Additional Metro Area Communities

Community Coordinator

Faribault

Northfield

Hutchinson

Scandia

More are welcome!

 

Hennepin County Communities

Community Coordinator

Bloomington

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Park

Crystal

Dayton

Edina

Eden Prairie

Golden Valley

Hopkins

Medicine Lake

Minneapolis

Minnetonka

New Hope

Osseo

Richfield

Robbinsdale

Rogers

Shorewood

St. Louis Park

Wayzata

More are welcome!

Dakota County Communities

Community Coordinator

Apple Valley

Burnsville

Eagan

Elko New Market

Inver Grove Heights

Farmington

Hastings

Lakeville

Mendota Heights

Northfield

Rosemount

South St. Paul

Savage

Sunfish Lake

West St. Paul

More are welcome!

 

 

Ramsey County Communities

Community Coordinator

Arden Hills

Falcon Heights

Lauderdale

Little Canada

Maplewood

Mounds View

New Brighton

North St. Paul

Roseville

Shoreview

St. Anthony

St. Paul

Vadnais Heights,

White Bear Lake,

White Bear Township

More are welcome!

 

 

Washington County Communities

Community Coordinator

Afton

Bayport

Bay Township

Cottage Grove

Forest Lake

Lake Elmo

Mahtomedi

Marine

Oak Park Heights

Oakdale

Newport

Scandia

St. Paul Park

Stillwater

Stillwater Township

Woodbury

More are welcome!