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 Coordinator
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 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month.

Members

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

2017 EQC Report to Shoreview City Council

Current Projects and Upcoming Events

Environmental Speaker Series 

The Environmental Quality Committee hosts an annual Environmental Speaker Series each winter.  The 2019 Series begins in February. Presentation details for the 2018 series are available online.  Each speaker allows time for questions and answers. More information on the 2019 Series will be published in the January/February ShoreViews.

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 2018 Green Community Awards Application period is now closed and prizes have been awarded. The application deadline was July 6, 2018 and selected applicants were notified in August 2018. Winners were recognized by the Shoreview Mayor, City Council, and Environmental Quality Committee during a City Council meeting in September 2018. Applications for the 2019 season are available below. For more details, or to nominate yourself or a neighbor, please refer to the application form:

2019 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 Step 4 City
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