Edina Go Green

Let's work together to protect the environment for future generations.

Here to learn more about Edina' electric vehicle?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are cheaper to fuel and operate. Without the need to handle liquid fuel, air and exhaust the EV engine is much simpler. Electric engines are also more durable and require less maintenance than internal combustion. The University of Minnesota Extension Alternative Vehicle Decision Tool helps you weigh out the lifecycle costs of ownership. The Department of Energy electric eGallon compares the cost of fueling an electric vehicle to a gallon of gasoline. The DOE also provides a Fuel Economy comparison and information about Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

In 2013, the Engineering department was looking for a new inspection vehicle and applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for air pollutant emissions reduction. A condition of the grant is to promote local air quality and sustainability initiatives at the City through the use of the colorful vehicle wrap -- even the printing process was green!

Increasingly, pollutants such as fine particles and ozone cause the Air Quality Index to suffer. More than one-third of the toxic air pollutant emissions in Minnesota come from cars and trucks. EVs produce no tailpipe emissions and may be a part of the solution to balance the need for clean air with the mobility that society demands.

Let's work together to protect the environment for future generations.

Here are simple things that any resident can do:

  • Conserve water
  • Eat local

Already doing all the easy things and ready to take the next step? Take the Minnesota Energy Challenge or get involved by applying to serve on the Energy & Environment Commission or volunteering for one of the Commission’s working groups.

The City of Edina's first "Green Step"

Did you know the City of Edina is a GreenStep City? Green Step Cities are committed to taking proactive steps to improve the environment. Check out Edina’s GreenStep report card. Edina also has an award-winning program for businesses. The Edina Emerald Energy Program (EEEP) assists property owners with the costs of energy-related building improvements through what are called Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) partnerships.

Track our progress and learn more:

Questions or comments?

For more information, call Environmental Engineer Ross Bintner at 952-903-5713 or rbintner@EdinaMN.gov.

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