Environmental Quality Committee

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The Environmental Quality Committee meets
the fourth Monday of the month at City Hall.
CONTACT INFORMATION 
Ellen Brenna, Natural Resources Specialist
Phone: 651.490.4665 | E-mail Ellen


Mission Statement

The Environmental Quality Committee provides recommendations to the City Council on issues relating to the environment, water quality and solid waste. The Committee's duties include reviewing development proposals for environmental concerns; storm water quality; and forestry, providing input into the local watershed planning process; studying solid waste disposal and recycling; and providing educational programs and information to the public on environmental issues.

Meeting Schedule

This committee meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month.

Members

Tim Pratt, Chairperson
John Suzukida
Susan Rengstorf
Lynne Holt
Paige Ahlborg
Leslie Sharkey
Kathy Radosevich
David Gladis
Jeff Bartlett

2016 EQC Annual Report to Shoreview City Council

Current Projects and Upcoming Events

Environmental Speaker Series 

The Environmental Quality Committee hosts an annual Environmental Speaker Series January-May.  The presentation details for the 2017 series can be found here.  Each speaker allows time for questions and answers.

Green Community Awards 

The Environmental Quality Committee also hosts the Green Community Awards annually. The Green Community Awards began in 2007 as a program to find, recognize and reward residential, non-profit, and commercial property owners that demonstrate Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality. In 2013, the Committee expanded the award program to recognize individual and corporate efforts in three general areas: Water, Energy, and General Initiatives.

The 2017 Green Community Award Application period is now open! The application deadline is May 31, 2017 and selected applicants will be notified July 2017. Winners will be recognized by the Shoreview Mayor, City Council and Environmental Quality Committee during a City Council meeting in late August or early September 2017. For more details, or to nominate yourself or a neighbor, check out the application:

2017 Green Community Award Application

 

Additional Resources

Sustainability
Living Green - MN Pollution Control Agency 
Minnesota GreenStar - Certified Green Home & Remodeling
Minnesota GreenStep Cities – Shoreview is a participant 
Regional Indicators Initiative – Shoreview is a participant 

Lawn Care and Gardening
Healthy Lawns 
Lawn Chair Gardener – Easy Eco-Friendly Gardening  

Clean Water
Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water 

Local and Organic Food
• Shoreview Farmers' Market