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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. Learn more.

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Article  (show all in NextStep)
Local Food in Minnesota
Checklist  (show all in NextStep)
Community Sustainability Assessment Tool
Guide  (show all in NextStep)
Chinook Book: Local Coupons + Ideas for Living Well in the Twin Cities
Do It Green! Minnesota - annual 2009 Do It Green! Magazine now available
Green Collar Jobs
The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges
Guidelines  (show all in NextStep)
Better Site Design: A Handbook for Changing Development Rules in Your Community
Ordinances/rules  (show all in NextStep)
Sustainable Development Codes & Ordinances, including: MN Model Ordinances for Sustainable Development
Organization  (show all in NextStep)
Minnesota Rural Partners
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
Minnesota Waste Wise and Energy Smart
Slow Food, Slow Cities
Principles  (show all in NextStep)
Cradle to Cradle Principles
Prevention and its Importance
Sustainable Industrial Development
Product  (show all in NextStep)
Advanced Transportation Fuels & Vehicle Technologies
Program/project  (show all in NextStep)
Cities for Climate Protection in Minnesota
Report/study  (show all in NextStep)
Chain Stores, Main Street Business & Local Economies
Increased economic growth, diversity forecasted for Twin Cities region by 2040
Third National Climate Assessment
Web Site  (show all in NextStep)
Global Reporting Initiative (TM) - The Center for Environment and Business on the Web
Telecommuting Resources