City of Marshall Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

City of Marshall Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

GreenStep City recognized for work to conserve resources & increase efficiencies


The City of Marshall received an award for achieving a Step 4 and Step 5 city level in the Minnesota GreenStep program. Marshall is one of 147 participating cities and tribal nations in the 12-year-old challenge, assistance, and recognition program.

“This award shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Marshall is taking great steps in the direction of energy and resource conservation and innovation,” shared Amanda Beckler, Community Education Coordinator and GreenStep program lead with the City of Marshall.

Marshall 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 Marshall’s efforts at detail/12248.

“This award is a great achievement for the City of Marshall,” stated Mayor Bob Byrnes. “And by being part of the program, Marshall and our peers are helping to make Minnesota more resilient for the future while also helping our cities thrive economically.”

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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(L-R) Mayor Bob Byrnes, City Administrator Sharon Hanson, Community Education Coordinator Amanda Beckler, and City Councilmember Jim Lozinski