Worth Noting

The NextStep website and MNSCN are closing The NextStep website and the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) are winding down and will no longer function after June 30, 2015. Until then, the website will be accessible, but existing web site content will not be updated nor will new resources or other new content be added to the site.

Topic Areas

Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture, food, forestry, gardening
Buildings
Green buildings, housing, materials, siting
Business
Pollution prevention, green business development
Communities
MN GreenStep Cities, indicators, citizen participation, community development
Ecosystems
Ecosystem-based management, biodiversity
Education
Curricula, education on sustainability
Energy
Clean energy, energy efficiency, renewable and distributed energy
Individual Choices
Green living, simplicity, personal transformation, creating grassroots alternatives
Land Use
Planning and zoning, Smart Growth
Statewide/Global
The latest information on state, national and global issues
Transportation
Transportation alternatives, nonmotorized transportation
Water
Safe drinking water supply, Wastewater treatment, Water conservation, Lakes and Rivers, Groundwater, Stormwater management

Contact information

Erin Barnes-Driscoll
Sustainable Communities Team
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd. N., 2nd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55155-4194
(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864
nextstep@state.mn.us

Important news about NextStep
NextStep website and MnSCN are winding down - The NextStep website and the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) are winding down and will no longer function after June 30, 2015. Until then, the website will be accessible, but existing web site content will not be updated nor will new resources or other new content be added to the site. (2/12)


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