Team and Steering

The Team that enables MN GreenStep Schools to exist and improve over time includes funders, program leaders and staff, a steering committee, and an advisory network. In addition, the participation of districts, schools, individuals, and resource organizations make the program what it is - offering models of leadership to their peers and input to the leadership and design team to improve the program. The people and organizations involved as of Phase 2 are listed below.

Leadership Team

Current Funding: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The current pilot phase is funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) 

Program Development Team: University of Minnesota

Steering Committee

The purpose of the Minnesota GreenStep Schools Steering Committee is to help shape the direction of the program at a high level – its governance, outreach strategy, financial model, and more. There are opportunities to engage in more detailed feedback as well, depending on interest. Members represent Minnesota state agencies (Pollution Control, Health, Education and Commerce), school leadership organizations (MASA, MSBA), environmental education entities (YES!) and the University of Minnesota's College of Education, Design Center and the Institute on the Environment (IonE). 

MN GreenStep Schools Steering Committee Members


STEM Education, University of Minnesota

MN Pollution Control Agency

Environmental Quality Board, State of Minnesota

MN Department of Commerce

MN Department of Education

MN Department of Public Health

Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Minnesota School Boards Association

Youth Eco Solutions (YES!)

Minnesota Association of Environmental Education

Youth / GreenStep Schools Green Clubs

Advisory Network

The Advisory Network represent a variety of sectors, roles, and specializations who contribute their experience and expertise to help inform the program. 

Multi-sector Advisory Network Members (current listing to come)