MN GreenStep Schools

Picture this: One step at a time…, teams of schools, districts, students, parents, and a supporting community of volunteers, non-profits, businesses, and local and state government agencies all working together to help schools and their community take actions and build their capacity to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future: preparing children for a changing economy, protecting our environment and community health, and harvesting the benefits of a clean energy future—all with guidance, assistance, and recognition from MN GreenStep Schools.

Minnesota GreenStep Schools program a free and voluntary statewide best practices framework, community of practice, and recognition program for public and private K-12 schools and districts to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and well-being of students and staff, and provide effective environmental and sustainability education. Read the executive summary below for an overview.

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Interest Map

Interest in the MN GreenStep Schools Program

Through March 2021, one or more contacts at 12 school districts, 32 schools, and 37 resource organizations throughout Minnesota have expressed interest in the Interest Form.

Interest from Contacts at:

MN School Districts:La Crescent-Hokah (ISD 300)Minneapolis Public Schools (ISD 1)Pequot Lakes Public Schools (ISD 186)Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools (ISD 719)Royalton School District (ISD 485)Saint Paul Public Schools (ISD 625)Spring Lake Park Schools (ISD 16)Stillwater Area Public School District (ISD 834)Wayzata Public School District (ISD 284)West St. Paul-Mendota Hts.-Eagan (ISD 197)Wrenshall Public School District (ISD 100)Yellow Medicine East (ISD 2190)
MN Schools:Andover High SchoolBellaire Education CenterCarlton High SchoolCity of Lakes Waldorf SchoolDiscovery Woods MontessoriForest Lake Area High SchoolGarlough Environmental Magnet SchoolHarbor City International SchoolHeritage E-Stem Magnet SchoolHiawatha Collegiate High SchoolHidden Oaks Middle School Hilltop Primary School Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy
(a St. Paul Public Immersion School)
La Crescent-Hokah Secondary SchoolLyndale Community School PTOMendota Elementary SchoolMoreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet ElementaryNorthern Lights Community SchoolPike Lake ElementaryPine Bend ElementaryPrairie Seeds AcademyRockford Middle School-Center for Environmental StudiesSartell Middle SchoolShakopee West Middle SchoolSaint Francis Xavier Elementary SchoolSt Paul Conservatory for Performing ArtistsSt. Stephens Catholic SchoolSomerset Elementary SchoolThe Blake School, Northrup CampusWestbrook-Walnut Grove SecondaryWilliam M. Kelley SchoolWrenshall High School

Interest from Contacts at Resource Organizations Including Cities:


Anoka County Recycling and Resource SolutionsCity of EdinaCity of Elk RiverCity of Falcon HeightsCity of FridleyCity of Golden ValleyCity of HutchinsonCity of MoorheadCity of ShakopeeCity of St. Louis ParkCity of WarrenClean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS)Climate Generation: A Will Steger LegacyDakota CountyE.C. Goodwin Technical HS (Connecticut)Environmental Quality BoardGreen Ribbon Schools Award - MN Dept. of EducationGreenStep Cities @ the MN Pollution Control AgencyGrowing Green Hearts LLCHennepin County Environment & EnergyJeffers Foundation Jessy Carlson (consultant)Macalester CollegeMcKinstryMinnesota Association for Environmental EducationMinnesota Department of HealthMinnesota DNRMinnesota Renewable Energy SocietyMN350.orgPrairie Woods Environmental Learning Center SWWC Service CooperativeSustainability Internships Class,
Sustainability Education at the Institute on the Environment
The Weidt GroupThe Trust for Public LandU.S. Green Building CouncilWe All Need Food and WaterYES! (Youth Eco Solutions)