Edina Go Green

Letís work together to protect the environment for future generations. The City of Edina has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by the year 2025. Here are ways you could take steps to reduce your footprint and be a steward for the environment and community health.

 

How Energy Smart are you?
• Take this short quiz and share with your friends to see how energy smart you are.
Why take action?
• Save money
• Make your home more comfortable and healthy
• Help fight climate change
• Help your community
Take action to conserve...
Which type of energy user are you? Xcel Energy customers can track their energy use using the My Energy feature on their online account. Start with the basics to lower your bills and reduce your energy use.
Try these energy savings tips
• Sign up for a visit from Home Energy Squad® energy experts
• Residents can sign up for Xcel Energy's Saver Switch.
•Other money and energy saving tips for your home here
Take action to support greening the grid
• Subscribe to Windsource® to get all or part of your electricity from wind power
• Subscribe to a Community Solar Garden
• Host an Energy Party to help get others involved

Getting to and from places can be a large greenhouse gas emitter in single occupancy vehicles. Residents and businesses can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combine trips through carpooling, biking, walking or bussing. Have questions about electric vehicles (EV)? Check out these EV resources.

Have you thought about recycling your food waste? Food waste can make up 40% of residential trash. Instead of ending up in the landfills, taking up the space, recycled organics turns into compost, which is great for infrastruture builds, lawn, and gardens. To support organics recycling, the City of Edina has 500 free compost buckets.

New to town? Edina provides recycling.  To find out more, visit our single-sort recycling.

There are many things residents can do to be good water stewards. It can be as easy as buying products that are labeled WaterSense to learning ways to Protect Your Water.

Want to support making a positive change in your community? Get involved by applying to serve on the Energy & Environment Commission, volunteering for one of the Commission’s working groups, or sign up to hear about future volunteer opportunities.

 

Emails to Help You Live Green

Sign up under 'Sustainability Updates' in City Extra for a monthly email with timely and local ideas for living green all year!

© 2017 City Of Edina, Minnesota

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