The City of La Crescent values environmental stewardship and has been a part of the Minnesota GreenStep cities program since 2015.  The Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals.  This free continuous improvement program, managed by a public-private partnership, is based upon 29 best practices.  Each best practice can be implemented by completing one or more actions at a 1, 2 or 3-star level, from a list of four to eight actions.  These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation.

For more information on Minnesota’s GreenStep cities click the link below:


Green Step Members

  • Jim Nissen – 2021

  • Shawn Wetterlin:  2021

  • Meghan Steffes – 2021

  • Isabelle Morken – 2021

About GreenStep

What is GreenStep?
GreenStep Info Pamphlet
Solar Checklist


Center for Energy and Environment – offers a number of loan programs to help home owners and rental properties improve efficiency:

Solar financing

Home Energy Loan Program

Home Improvements Loan Program

Rental Energy Loan Program