Creating and supporting local initiatives that promote sustainability, conservation, and forward-thinking environmental best practices are vital components in enhancing quality of life and planning for the future.
Gold Leaf Pilot Program
At the January 17, 2023, City Council meeting, City leaders approved a resolution to take part in the Gold Leaf Pilot Program, through the GreenStep Cities organization. This voluntary program includes 11 other Minnesota cities, each committed to implementing at least two of the 44 high-priority climate-specific actions during the program's 9-month duration.
Vadnais Heights committed to the following initiatives:
While the Gold Leaf Pilot Program ends in September, it is the City's hope that these initiatives are just the tip of the iceberg in Vadnais Heights' sustainability journey.